A lovely, balanced Albariño from Benito Santos…
Name: Pequeño santos
Producer: Benito Santos
Region/Country: D.O. Rias Baixas, Spain
Grape Varietal(s): 100% Albariño
Consumed: On a Mediterranean cruise.
Recommended By: A wine shop in the Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain – worth a visit in itself!
Cost: About 10 Euros
Bottle Presentation: A colourful, distinct label showcasing red flowers
Appearance: Pale gold
Nose: Medium-to-pronounced, with lychee, honey, and nutty notes.
Taste: Full body with medium acidity. We enjoyed the sweet (banana, pineapple, and honey) and sour (lemon) notes, as well as the enduring minerality.
Finish: A long finish of lemon and minerals
Overall Impression: We were impressed with this well-balanced Albariño, especially the combination of sweet and sour tastes. Although we enjoyed it on its own, it would pair beautifully with seafood or poultry. We would definitely drink it again.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 90/100