The 101st bottle tasted at our Virtual Wine tasting was this Albariño from Uruguay. As always- we tasted it at room temperature first and then chilled. The wine is a pretty, pale gold color. The room temp version had aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, peach, apricot, yellow pear, lemon zest and evidence of MLF and Sur Lie aging by way of yeast, bread and buttered popcorn. We agreed that the wine had high acidity, medium (+) body and a medium finish. I gave it 12/20 on the VWTC scale and 90 points.
The chilled version was a touch flabby- the flavors were muted but we did get buttered popcorn, green apple, tangerine, pear and honeysuckle. Quite a marked difference in flavor profiles. One thing that we noticed was a cotton candy flavor, albeit very faint. Someone mentioned a touch of residual sugar was noticed but at 3.2 g/l, it is considered a Dry wine. Chilled- this wine had a lower weight body and seemed less acidic. It scored 8/20 and I gave it 87 points.
To be fair, this is a decent wine that deserves the 90 points I originally assigned and for $17, it gets 4 stars. Drink now with seafood cocktails or a crisp salad. Salut….