2016 Pazo de Sañorans Albariño
#35 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017 91 pts - Wine Spectator This big white is round and polished, with good weight and solid acidity behind the pear, blanched almond and white tea flavors. Ginger and briny notes give this a savory character. A muscular style. Drink now through 2022. 91, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate Unluckily, I missed the 2015 vintage and now have tasted the 2016 Albariño from Pazo de Señorans. It wants to showcase the varietal character of the grape in the Salnés with grapes mostly from sandy soils. It's bottled unoaked and without malolactic after four months in contact with the lees. The nose is clean, elegant and subtle, mixing aromas of white flowers with sensations of freshly cut grass, citric hints and a balsamic touch. The palate has pungent flavors, good depth—vertical and delineated—with some minerality and a dry finish. A very good textbook Salnés.