2011 Burgans Albarino Rias Baixas
|I’m a huge fan of Albarinos, particularly anything that says Rias Baixas on the label because the grape just thrives there. I don’t think I’ve ever had one that I didn’t think was a good value for the money. This bottle is a staple, I’ve had it multiple times, and in every case it delivers. At Costco for $11.59, it might be the best white wine value you find on the shelf.
Don’t shy away if you aren’t familiar with Albarino. This is a super friendly drink, fruity and crisp, clean and pure. It has a touch of sweetness to the finish but nothing that would throw you off. Very food friendly. I’ve enjoyed Albarino with a variety of meals and love it with anything spicy, or white fish. It stands strong on its own as well.
This is an excellent alternative if you are tired of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay (it’s more in the Sauvignon Blanc range of character). Do try, the price is great at Costco, and as we enter the cooler months, we’ll see fewer and fewer of these bottles on the shelf.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 Points
Here’s another great Albarino we reviewed.