Fillaboa Albariño 2010 - Rias Baixas, Spain
I’ve still not entirely gotten on board with Albariño. It seems to be everywhere at the moment but I don’t really see what it adds to my wine world. By now I must have had a good one but I don’t look particularly fondly on any of them. It seems to borrow elements from various other white grapes without exhibiting those elements as well as the other grapes.
This wine certainly has some redeeming features. The apple and citrus notes are pleasant and I like the almost waxy texture of the wine. The slight dash of spice gives it a little character. This is certainly a food wine though, perhaps something Thai but not too spicy.
Sadly I’m sat drinking this on the sofa and it doesn’t really have enough charisma to entirely entertain. It’s a nice wine but that’s really where it ends. I just don’t think I’m an Albariño kind of guy.
If you are into Albariño I can see how you’d find this wine very enjoyable indeed. I’m on the fence a little and whilst I’d dearly love to leap off I think I’ll stay on my perch for the time being.
£14.99 from Marks & Spencer.