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Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced under the stringent rules of DO Rías Baixas, Martín Códax Albariño—aromatic, elegant, dry, and crisp on the finish—is thoroughly food-friendly, and designed to be consumed young. The key aromatic and flavor notes are pear, passion fruit, and apple. Acidity is bright and integrates well with aromatic elements into a balanced whole. Albariño, with its firm acidity and full mouth-feel, stands on its own as an aperitif but reaches its full glory when matched with food.

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Martin Codax:
Martín Códax is a winery that was founded by a group of Spanish winemarkers in 1986. It is in the capital of the Salnés Valley, Cambados, in the Denomination of Origin "Rías Baixas" of Spain.

Member Reviews for Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas

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3.50 5
10/28/2011

Sticky caramel and honey aromas with some papaya. Very light wine, not super fruity but with plenty of stone fruit - peach and apricot. Quick finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
11/01/2011

citrus, grapefruit, stonefruit with subtle acidity coursing throughout. easy drinking!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
2.00 5
11/06/2011

Juicy, lush nose of tropical and stone fruits. White peach, hint of lime, apricot and white flowers. Slightest grassy tone as well. The palate is shockingly unrelated, full of mineral tones. Unexpected given al the lush fruit on the nose. Very salinic and sharp on the palate. Very tight acid. It's inconsistent, so loses points for me. Slightly green asparagus finish.


Snooth User: 40somethinglife
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3.00 5
04/25/2012

The wine is a very pale gold color that sparkles a little in the light. On the nose it is sharp and clean with strong aromas of citrus and hints of fresh cut grass. At first taste it has a fantastic abundance of flavors from green grapes, granny smith apples, tropical fruits and cantaloupe. It effervesces a little on the tongue and ends with a fresh tingly finish, which I liked a lot. I do like clean fresh wines and this one is exactly that. A wonderful scrumptiously fun summer wine that pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican food. This is a super fun wine to bring to a summer garden party.


Snooth User: 40somethinglife
867897269
3.50 5
04/18/2012

This Martín Códax Albariño is a very pale gold color that sparkles a little in the light. On the nose it is sharp and clean with strong aromas of citrus and hints of fresh cut grass. At first taste it has a fantastic abundance of tastes from green grapes, granny smith apples, tropical fruits and cantaloupe. It effervesces a little on the tongue and ends with a fresh tingly finish, which I liked a lot. A do like clean fresh wines and this one is exactly that. A wonderful scrumptiously fun summer wine that pairs perfectly with spicy Mexican food. This is a super fun wine to bring to a summer garden party.


Snooth User: reeder4u
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0.00 5
05/12/2012

Martin Codax (mar-TEEN CO-dash) Rias Baixas (ree-ahs buy-shuss) Albarino (al-BA-reen-yo) Galicia (gah-lee-see-a) NW Spain


External Reviews for Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Starts out with gentle matchstick aromas, but with time itrsquo;s all about white fruits, green herbs and apple. The palate has a firm, standard, high-quality mouthfeel along with tart apple, white peach and pineapple flavors. The finish is pure lime and snap, while the refreshment quotient runs long and strong.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Bright and juicy, with scents of apricot and pithy grapefruit acidity, this ends with a touch of bitterness. For grilled prawns.


External Review
09/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This white shows weight and focus, with vivid flavors of green peach, grapefruit, wet stone and smoke. Very fresh and clean. Drink now.


External Review
09/19/2011

Firm and full-bodied, this muscular white delivers more structure than flavor now, but the concentration and balance are evident, and the wine should open with time. It has ripe notes of pear, melon and almond, austere but deep. Best from 1999 through 2002.


External Review
09/19/2011

The more serious, richer, more mineral and complex 1997 Martin Codax is made from 100% Albariño, but it is longer in the mouth, with mineral, apricot, peach, and floral scents. This wine is elegant and rich, as well as beautifully precise and nicely textured.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The middle of this wine is pale and dry, with a cool mineral rush that seems to soak up the soil into the glass. Those mineral flavors last, while the fruit itself has more of a candied tone, like marzipan and strawberries. Itrsquo;s quirky and distinctly albarintilde;o. For gambas al ajillo.


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Tasting Notes:

Códax always manages to combine the best of Albariño: its peachy notes, as ripe as apricots, and its sweet citrus character. The wine's fresh and fruity style doesn’t lack for mineral and stone; it’s just overwhelmed by tangy fruit. The finish lingers with refreshing tartness. Drink now or in the next few years.

Produced under the stringent rules of DO Rías Baixas, Martín Códax Albariño—aromatic, elegant, dry, and crisp on the finish—is thoroughly food-friendly, and designed to be consumed young. The key aromatic and flavor notes are pear, passion fruit, and apple. Acidity is bright and integrates well with aromatic elements into a balanced whole. Albariño, with its firm acidity and full mouth-feel, stands on its own as an aperitif but reaches its full glory when matched with food.

60000 bottles produced.

Notes: Unoaked


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