by Dan Traucki
Irvine Albarino Label
The best wine I tasted in 2007 was the Barossa Valley Albarino 2007 produced by Irvine Wines.
This wine was redolent with the aromas of almonds, pears and peaches, which burst out of the glass to assail one's nose.
The wine builds on your palate. Starting rather subdued on the front palate it expands quickly to be full blown pears and juicy limes by the time it reaches the mid-palate. On the finish the crisp but not quite searing acidity leaves ones mouth clamouring for more!
The wine has gravely mineral undertones combined with a subtle background powderiness which make it a quite rich and excellently textured wine which lingers and lingers once swallowed. YUM!
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