Bodega Garzon Single Vineyard Albarino 2022: Decanter World Wine Award Gold Medal winning wine scoring 95/100 points: case of 12 bottles delivered
95/100 – Decanter World Wine Awards
94/100 – James Suckling
94/100 – Patricio Tapia, Descorchados
The uniqueness of this Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal winning Albarino from Bodega Garzon in Uruguay, lies in its southern orientation, assuring shelter from intense sunlight and direct exposure to the ocean breeze. This heightens the minerality of the varietal, which is 100% Albarino.
Note the Decanter World Wine Award judges, ‘Expressive on the nose, showing aromas of perfumed limes and lemons, with notes of peaches, apple skin and ripe pineapple. Saline palate, textural, with a mineral finish.’
The wine is elegant and a cut above—as you would expect for the price. It has great complexity, layers of beautiful fruit and textural quality and richness. Pale yellow in colour, fresh and vibrant on the nose, with the aroma of tropical fruits and subtle citrus and floral notes. In the mouth, the body is round and fresh with a saline and mineral combination that provide a marked notion of terroir accompanied by vibrant acidity and a fresh finish.
Patricio Tapia notes awarding 94/100, ‘Generous floral notes, herbs, and ripe white fruits that unfurl on the palate, filling it with flavour, fresh and sharp acidity, the creamy texture of Atlantic albariño. Perfect for grilled octopus. Of the 239 hectares that Garzón has planted on the granitic slopes of Maldonado, some 40 are albariño. This Single Vineyard faces the ocean, about 18 kilometres away.’
Case of 12 bottles. RRP £380. CCUK £309 including UK mainland delivery.