May 23, 2005

Another version of the more generous style of Albariño comes from Pazo Pondal near the Portuguese border. The 2004 has a pretty floral and even slightly earthy note on a nose of round and creamy apples with an orange hint. The flavors are round, soft, easy, showing creamy apple with a cinnamon hint, red apple, apricot hints, and some lemon zest.

Pazo de Senorans 2004 has a very generous nose of apricot, flowers, earth hint, and bright orange; the mouth is round, the flavors are very orange, with hints of baked green apple; there is a soft, floral end with touch of cherry, ripe, bits of leaf, and baked apple hints.