Sarah Jane Evans MW, Pierre Mansour and Beth Willard tasted 137 wines, with 1 Exceptional, 5 Outstanding and 71 Highly recommended.
Albariño: Panel tasting scores
137 wines tasted
Highly recommended 71
Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit their current-release vintages of still white wines made from 100% Albarin?o
Search this website for Ri?as Baixas Albarin?o reviews and you will find we did a panel tasting way back in 2016. It was already an established favourite on wine lists: the new face of Spanish white, peachy and unoaked. We talked then of the risk that global demand was turning Albarin?o into another Pinot Grigio.
The verdict then was that it was a tasting of two halves. Said Pierre Mansour at the time: there were ‘some truly great [wines] with real identity and class… no poor or faulty wines, but too many neutral ones’.