2017 Palacio de Fefinanes Albarino
Albarino - 750ML
  • JD 94
  • W&S 93
  • VN 92
  • DC 91
  • WE 91
  • JR 90
  • WA 90

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Reg: $23.94

$21.94

This product is
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JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, March 2019
One of the top whites in this report is the 2017 Albariño from Palacio de Fefinanes, which is 100% varietal and sees no oak, being brought up all in stainless steel. Vivid notes of lime, citrus, crushed rocks, and an... One of the top whites in this report is the 2017 Albariño from Palacio de Fefinanes, which is 100% varietal and sees no oak, being brought up all in stainless steel. Vivid notes of lime, citrus, crushed rocks, and an almost Riesling-like petrol character all soar from the glass. Medium-bodied, seamless, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it has remarkable purity of fruit and flawless balance, and while it’s not as concentrated as the more expensive 1583 cuvée, I like the balance and purity here more. This is one to seek out, and it should keep for 2-4 years.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, August 2018
This is the flagship of Palacio de Fefiñanes, first produced in 1928. The grapes are from Cambados, and the wine spends six months in stainless-steel tanks until it’s bottled. A classic albariño from Rías Baixas, this is... This is the flagship of Palacio de Fefiñanes, first produced in 1928. The grapes are from Cambados, and the wine spends six months in stainless-steel tanks until it’s bottled. A classic albariño from Rías Baixas, this is a lovely mix of peach flavors, scents of flowers and herbs and a mineral background. It is soft, round, juicy and rich in its lime-scented acidity. For batter-fried calamari.
VN 92
Vinous, March 2019
Limpid straw-yellow. Vibrant, mineral-accented apple, lemon zest and jasmine scents are complemented by a deeper suggestion of white peach. Racy and sharply focused on the palate, showing energetic lift and cut to its... Limpid straw-yellow. Vibrant, mineral-accented apple, lemon zest and jasmine scents are complemented by a deeper suggestion of white peach. Racy and sharply focused on the palate, showing energetic lift and cut to its fresh Meyer lemon and pear flavors. The mineral quality comes back strong on a penetrating, clinging finish that leaves a sexy floral note behind. -- Josh Raynolds
DC 91
Decanter, October 2018
From the first-ever Rías Baixas producer to bottle Albariño, way back in 1928, this shows the variety's hallmark minerality. Orchard fruit aromas with clean mineral notes lead to a bright attack of grapefruit and lemon... From the first-ever Rías Baixas producer to bottle Albariño, way back in 1928, this shows the variety's hallmark minerality. Orchard fruit aromas with clean mineral notes lead to a bright attack of grapefruit and lemon citrus, with richer hints of preserved lemon and crisp green apple on the finish. The smooth palate is underpinned with fresh acidity; perfect for fish and seafood.
WE 91
Sydney Morning Herald, August 2019
Fefiñanes ranks among the best and most consistent makers of Albariño in Rías Baixas, so no surprise that this comes across clean on the nose, with lively notes of white fruits and buttercup. A plump but vibrant palate is... Fefiñanes ranks among the best and most consistent makers of Albariño in Rías Baixas, so no surprise that this comes across clean on the nose, with lively notes of white fruits and buttercup. A plump but vibrant palate is still in peak condition, while this tastes of nectarine, apple, honeydew and lime. Drink through 2019.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2018
(17/20) Very deep straw. Lots of flavour and some saltiness. So deep and also refreshing. This is what Albarino should taste like – but it’s not cheap. Real structure.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
The classical 2017 Albariño de Fefiñanes was produced with grapes from the Salnés Valley, where soils are mostly granite-based. This gives the wines a varietal touch of freshness, acidity and salinity. It fermented in... The classical 2017 Albariño de Fefiñanes was produced with grapes from the Salnés Valley, where soils are mostly granite-based. This gives the wines a varietal touch of freshness, acidity and salinity. It fermented in 8,000-liter stainless steel vats at 16 degrees Celsius. It felt a bit reductive and needed time to open up. The palate is clean and harmonious, with tasty flavors, very pleasant and easy to drink. My experience is that this wine is much better on its second, third and fourth year. - Luis Gutiérrez
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, March 2019
A light gold, almost straw color in the glass. Aromas of bosc pear and stone fruit mix with notes of salinity, citrus and a touch of lychee on an inviting nose. There is a deft balance between the rich fruit and vibrant... A light gold, almost straw color in the glass. Aromas of bosc pear and stone fruit mix with notes of salinity, citrus and a touch of lychee on an inviting nose. There is a deft balance between the rich fruit and vibrant minerality, with a sheen of high-toned acidity carrying through a long, rounded finish. Perfect in youth, drink this over the next 2-4 years for maximum enjoyment.
Color & Type White
Varietal Albarino
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Sub-region Rias Baixas
Vintage 2017
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork