Wine Pick of the Week; July 22nd, 2009
Burgans is a custom cuvee made for importer Eric Solomon. While itís not the best Albarino on the market, in terms of bang for the buck, it has no challenger. A light, shimmering yellow-gold in color. Exotically perfumed nose displays smoky peach, mango and papaya, plus a strong floral accent that mingles with wet stone and Meyer lemon. The freshness and vigor here is impressive with more of the notes of stone and layers of sprightly apricot and lime on the palate. This is a wine that instantly gets your stomach growling and your mouth watering. You want oysters, lightly fried white fish or even roast chicken and a glass that can somehow hold this whole bottle at once.
The Wine Advocate
International Wine Cellar
90 points Robert Parker: "The 2009 Albarino is light gold-colored with a lovely bouquet of white flowers, hazelnut, peach pit, and mineral. On the palate it is surprisingly complex for its bargain price with a viscosity bordering on opulence. If you enjoy Albarino, this is one to buy by the case. Burgansí Albarino is an annual Best Buy in this journal but the superb 2009 vintage in Rias Baixas has carried it to new heights." (04/10)