The color is very pale, just barely tinted with straw. Orange blossoms and pears show on the nose. On the palate, classic Albariño salinity shines through, like eating fresh-cut green apples on the beach, a slight salty sea spray touching everything. The flavors linger for quite a while. Like everything Cameron Hughes seems to touch, it tastes like something worth twice the price. Drink with toasted cheese. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Cameron Hughes
WHAT: Albariño
DESIGNATION: Lot 547
WHERE: Rias Baixas, SP
HOW MUCH: $13 (media sample)

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