Albarino Balado, Zarate 2018

RegionSpain
SubregionRias Baixas
ColourWhite
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Balado is quite closed and serious, reticent, not exuberant; on the contrary, it's austere but has an electric palate (it has one of the highest acidities), but it is not green, vertical but then comes back and explodes to a more expansive wine in the palate. This has to rank among the finest 2018s in the zone. According to Eulogio Pomares, it reached the balance between alcohol and acidity right from the grapes. I don't feel the 13.6% alcohol, and it has 8.2 grams of acidity, which is not really felt either. This should develop nicely in bottle. 2,660 bottles were filled in April 2019. 2020-2030

Score: 95Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, June 2020

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