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86 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): ...the 2009 Martin Codax Albarino has a bit more depth and concentration than h...Read more...
Flowery, pollen, peach, green plum, a little waxy, touch of seashell – vibrant acids on entry, ripe and round feeling with an almost lush quality t... Read more
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Medium intensity tropical fruit aromas of papaya and stone fruits (peach) on the nose. A hint of sweetness on the palate's attack with a dry finish... Read more
Food Pairings for Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas
Editorial Reviews for Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas
Flowery, pollen, peach, green plum, a little waxy, touch of seashell – vibrant acids on entry, ripe and round feeling with an almost lush quality to the the peach and apricot fruit, even a touch of apricot pit adding a nice bit of tension in the mouth, touch os mineral spice on the finish. Solid – 87pts
As seen in the Baltimore Sun.
Medium intensity tropical fruit aromas of papaya and stone fruits (peach) on the nose. A hint of sweetness on the palate's attack with a dry finish, it's lightly flavored but quite refreshing with good acidity and citrus zest.
citrus, pear- some floral. Bright and lively. Nice.
External Reviews for Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas
Rich yet vibrant. Pear and almond flavors are focused and clean in this firm white. A lively accompaniment to food.
Haunting bouquet of Anjou pear, tangerine, lilacs and banana. This wine is all silky finesse, with an underlying power and a slight mineral tone that allows it to pair well with shellfish.
Drier than many Albariños, the Martin Codax is a crisp, medium-bodied, food-friendly white. Bursting with juicy apricot, peach and apple flavors, the wine is tempered by a palpable mineral base, making it a perfect accompaniment to any seafood or chicken dish.
Winemaker Notes - Has an attractive straw-greenish yellow color, with ripe lemon nuances. Bright and slightly sparkling. Stands out for its special intensity and elegance, its aroma reminiscent of damp, dewy fresh herbs with a perfume of semi-ripe apples. A fine sparkling sensation on the palate, with a complexity of tastes denoting the freshness of vegetation in the valley and the essence of the varietal. Persistent, full-bodied and tasty...a classic.
The rich texture of this big white is kept lively by a fresh acidity, allowing the ripe pear, butter adn honeyed flavors to linger lushly on the finish.
Codax really got it good in 2007. This is one of this co-op's best-balanced, easy-to-like bottlings we can remember. The bouquet is clean as a whistle, with pear, apple and slate. Graceful on the palate, with citrus and green-apple flavors. A little lime carves shape into the long finish.
An explosively exotic nose of dried apricots, ripe peaches, and honeysuckle is followed by a medium-bodied wine with delicious fruit and purity. Completely tank-fermented and aged, this is Spain's answer to France's exotic, honeyed wines from Cordrieu. Sadly, the 1998 vintage produced an extremely small crop because of spring frosts. This offering, the ideal Spanish aperitif, or a wine to serve with a multitude of seafood dishes, should be consumed during its first year because of its fragile perfume.
86 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): ...the 2009 Martin Codax Albarino has a bit more depth and concentration than has been the standard recently. It was aged sur lie for 4 months and displays a pleasant nose of spring flowers and lemon zest. Crisp on the palate with good balance and moderate length, it will drink nicely for another 1-2 years. (Apr 2010)
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