Raul Pérez

Atalier Rías Baixas Albariño

9.113 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Albariño
Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

So good.

So good.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

delicious, laser-cut, kelpy Albariño a la Leirana but sans Rodri

delicious, laser-cut, kelpy Albariño a la Leirana but sans Rodri

Dec 13th, 2017
J. Kim
9.2

Unquestionably great, but a Burgundian architecture may not be the answer for high-end Albariño. Very high mineral definition combined with wood aging makes it bottom heavy even with lively aroma and bright acidity. The mid-range lacks transparency and presence, but only in comparison with magnificent highs and lows. The winemaker's mastery is bit too much in evidence instead of the terroir. Too much control and not enough freedom. Maybe little too refined and sophisticated on the surface, even though it does have soul.

Unquestionably great, but a Burgundian architecture may not be the answer for high-end Albariño. Very high mineral definition combined with wood aging makes it bottom heavy even with lively aroma and bright acidity. The mid-range lacks transparency and presence, but only in comparison with magnificent highs and lows. The winemaker's mastery is bit too much in evidence instead of the terroir. Too much control and not enough freedom. Maybe little too refined and sophisticated on the surface, even though it does have soul.

Jan 27th, 2019
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

Sneaky delicious. Doesn't jump up and announce itself. Just one of those wines that you realize how great it was once you're almost done with the bottle. Salty citrus diamond edge cut. Crazy good value.

Sneaky delicious. Doesn't jump up and announce itself. Just one of those wines that you realize how great it was once you're almost done with the bottle. Salty citrus diamond edge cut. Crazy good value.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2018
Justin Hansohn

This wine is firing with electricity and deep mineral cut. It’s a little much at the moment but it’ll pair with just about any food in front of it. Interested to see what happens with this stuff in the longer term, even 5 years. The stuff is so cheap that most will have a hard time keeping their bottles closed. Given a little time to integrate all that energy I imagine this will stand up to some of the legends of Chablis (like super solid village or straight premier cru from a dope producer). Lucky to have a handful of these. Get yours before people find out what’s up.

This wine is firing with electricity and deep mineral cut. It’s a little much at the moment but it’ll pair with just about any food in front of it. Interested to see what happens with this stuff in the longer term, even 5 years. The stuff is so cheap that most will have a hard time keeping their bottles closed. Given a little time to integrate all that energy I imagine this will stand up to some of the legends of Chablis (like super solid village or straight premier cru from a dope producer). Lucky to have a handful of these. Get yours before people find out what’s up.

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2018
Victor H Jimenez

Victor had this 5 months ago

Victor had this 5 months ago

Dec 20th, 2018
Andrew Holloway

Andrew had this 6 months ago

Andrew had this 6 months ago

Nov 16th, 2018
Andrew Holloway

Andrew had this 6 months ago

Andrew had this 6 months ago

Nov 9th, 2018
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.1

Joe had this a year ago

Joe had this a year ago

Mar 15th, 2018
Ryan Lindsay

Ryan had this 8 months ago

Ryan had this 8 months ago

Sep 18th, 2018