Granbazan Ambar Albarino 2005
Tasting Notes :This wine offers genuine varietal flavor and beautiful balance. Like so many wines made from this grape variety, the wine tastes fresh and lively, with fruit flavors that echo peaches and apricots.Agro de Bazan's "Granzbazán Ambar" remains light and delicate a gentle, almost gentile wine with a core of warmth beneath its cold, almost steely exterior.
The nose struck me immediately--floral and promising. (don't chill it down too cold--though it's a great poolside wine if you do, you will miss it's more profound side until you reach the last few sips that have warmed up) The viscous texture is really quite remarkable, and the exotic fruit is up front, warm and ripe. A beautiful mild citrus acid brings the whole package together. It's unusual in the best way--serve it without comment and I suspect at least a couple of guests will ask "what IS this stuff?" The label looks like something Grandma would have in her fridge, but get over it--there is quality here for only $19 bucks!