Monday, January 31, 2011

Burgans Albariño 2009

Finally found a second Albarino to enjoy.  The first was a Martin Codax 2008 which I posted in December.  This second one is also produced by  Bodegas Martin Codax from the Rias Baixas region of Spain, The Burgans Albarino 2009. ($14)
I found the Burgans to be much different than the Martin Codax. A little more complex, more body and a bit sweeter.
Aromas were green apple, wild flowers and peach with a little citrus.  In the mouth there was lots of apple, some lemon and honey. The finish wasn't really dry, but not that sweet and not too long.  Sort of like a tart green apple with a few drops of honey.
Paired really nice with a broiled salmon steak, brown rice and steamed veggies.
Another nice wine I am going to have to add to my list of favorites. I just wish Albarino wines would be easier to find. Certainly worth the hunt and often the find is worth the hunt.


Renee said...

I have this wine in my wine fridge and have not tried it yet! thanks for the post, now I look forward to popping the cork!

AdamsWineGuide said...

Burgans is a great albarino. If you like Albarino, you should check out Verdejo (another white spanish grape). A bit fatter than Albarino. Bodegas Naia does a nice Verdejo for around $15.

The Cork Stops Here said...

It's a great little wine, I recommend it throughout the cold season as well as the summer. Besides, white wines under $15 are not often this complex!

Martin D said...

I had the Burgans last summer. I enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately Albarino is under appreciated!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful wine. My brother would enjoy this very much. I'll have to get this for him.
Wish you a wonderful weekend!