Don Olegario

Rías Baixas Albariño

8.9100 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Albariño
Shellfish
Top Notes For
Brent S

A great compliment to (very) spicy shrimp fried rice.

A great compliment to (very) spicy shrimp fried rice.

Jun 29th, 2018
Randy Fuller

This reliable wine is tasty vintage after vintage. The 2016 is pale gold and fresh-smelling. Green Apple and lemon aromas are braced by a strident minerality. Those minerals really come forward on the palate, as do the apple and citrus flavors. The wine is ever so slightly frizzante in the glass, and the acidity rips across the taste buds.

This reliable wine is tasty vintage after vintage. The 2016 is pale gold and fresh-smelling. Green Apple and lemon aromas are braced by a strident minerality. Those minerals really come forward on the palate, as do the apple and citrus flavors. The wine is ever so slightly frizzante in the glass, and the acidity rips across the taste buds.

Apr 29th, 2017
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

8.8

Mineral driven Albariño

Mineral driven Albariño

Nov 18th, 2016
Randy Fuller

This Albariño pours up pretty in the glass - yellow-gold and a touch of bubbles. The bubbly sensation doesn't last too long, but it's festive while it’s there. The nose brings some citrus - of course - and a smattering of stone fruit and ripe apples. In the mouth, the magic really begins. The acidity is razor-sharp and a complete delight. The bottle should come with a dozen oysters. Flavors of apples and Meyer lemons grace the palate and you simply don't run out of minerals. There's a lot to like here, and it lasts long beyond the sip.

This Albariño pours up pretty in the glass - yellow-gold and a touch of bubbles. The bubbly sensation doesn't last too long, but it's festive while it’s there. The nose brings some citrus - of course - and a smattering of stone fruit and ripe apples. In the mouth, the magic really begins. The acidity is razor-sharp and a complete delight. The bottle should come with a dozen oysters. Flavors of apples and Meyer lemons grace the palate and you simply don't run out of minerals. There's a lot to like here, and it lasts long beyond the sip.

Sep 24th, 2016
Jeff Burrows

Nice Albarino, juicy acidity, a touch of salinity. Perfect w/ spicy seafood pasta

Nice Albarino, juicy acidity, a touch of salinity. Perfect w/ spicy seafood pasta

Aug 1st, 2016
Cory Fierro

Albarino fan, and this 2012 vintage smells and tastes terrific. Bright yellow in color (evidence of oak aging?) and aromatic for days, peaches and yellow pears and minerality bound out of the glass. The palate is dry, with a touch of sweet peach lingering behind the underripe grapefruit and... chalky? Limestone? I'll go with limestone. Perfect not just for summer, but just when you want a crisp white.

Albarino fan, and this 2012 vintage smells and tastes terrific. Bright yellow in color (evidence of oak aging?) and aromatic for days, peaches and yellow pears and minerality bound out of the glass. The palate is dry, with a touch of sweet peach lingering behind the underripe grapefruit and... chalky? Limestone? I'll go with limestone. Perfect not just for summer, but just when you want a crisp white.

Sep 18th, 2015
Randy Fuller

2014. Limes and lemons with a touch of sweet pineapple. On the nose, with a nice streak of minerals. On the palate, citrus and green apples are joined by minerality galore. Great acidity makes for a predictably refreshing - and food friendly - quaff. Lemons last well into the medium length finish.

2014. Limes and lemons with a touch of sweet pineapple. On the nose, with a nice streak of minerals. On the palate, citrus and green apples are joined by minerality galore. Great acidity makes for a predictably refreshing - and food friendly - quaff. Lemons last well into the medium length finish.

Sep 10th, 2015
Michael Larner

Very nice 2012 Albariño, mineral, unripe tropical fruits, and very refreshing acidity.

Very nice 2012 Albariño, mineral, unripe tropical fruits, and very refreshing acidity.

Apr 2nd, 2014
Ming Liang

This bottle has the creaminess that I have never tasted in a Albariño. I’m not sure if it’s because of the serving temperature because it was not as chilled as I like. Nevertheless the texture is nothing I would expect. And I love it.

This bottle has the creaminess that I have never tasted in a Albariño. I’m not sure if it’s because of the serving temperature because it was not as chilled as I like. Nevertheless the texture is nothing I would expect. And I love it.

Aug 19th, 2018
Eric Shanks

Grassy as hell. Missing some fruit but washed down grilled shellfish with ease!

Grassy as hell. Missing some fruit but washed down grilled shellfish with ease!

May 28th, 2018