2011 Pazo Senorans Seleccion de Anada Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain
“The best white wine in Spain!”
Pazo Senorans have received some breath taking scores and awards for their flagship wine. The 2011 Selección de Añada has not only scooped a Platinum Decanter Medal with 97 points, but have also been scored as the best white wine in Spain in the Penin Guide 2020 with their best ever score of 99 Points!
Produced from a 4ha single vineyard in the grounds of the winery with beautiful pergola vines averaging over 45 years of age in the Los Bancales area of the Salnes Valley. The Selección Añada is unique for an Albariño in that it is aged on its lees in small steel tanks for up to 36 months. This demonstrates above all the ageing potential of Albariño, and Señorans in particular, that perhaps no other producer can mimic.
97 Points – Decanter, Platinum Award
Really expressive tropical fruit nose. Great mouthfeel with notes of pineapple, mango, lemon sherbet and a savoury, saline overlay. Exceptional intensity and length. Fabulous example of the ageing potential of the variety. Won't fall over any time soon.
Peñín 2020 Guide - 99 Points –– the best white wine of the year!
For three years the family winery Pazo Señorans has flirted with being the best white wine of the year, always with its wine Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada, first in its 2007 vintage (Peñín Guide 2015 - 98 points), then with its 2008 (Guía Peñín Peñín 2017 - 98 points) and finally with his 2009 (Peñín Guide 2018 - 98 points). And he did it today with a wine that was a break not only in the Rías Baixas area, but also in the Spanish producing environment. His Selección de Añada wine is a commitment to the aging of Galician whites, a wine capable of withstanding the challenge of time and of gaining expression on this journey. Today the Pontevedra winery has finally achieved this with its superb 2011 vintage, which shows soil, surroundings and, of course, the hand of man through a style that is already its own by acquired rights. This Pazo de Señorans has been an unmitigated love of interest for the tasting team, a wine that recalls the granite soils of its vineyards, where touches of laurel, lees and hydrocarbon are appreciated as the great whites of the world do.
The Wine Advocate – June 2020
“I love the nose of the 2011 Albariño Selección de Añada, which feels more serious and complex than some previous vintages, less exuberant, with herbal and stony notes reminiscent of an aged Sancerre (no kidding!), something flinty/diesel-like, nettle tea, boxwood and some of those gooseberry and cat pee aromas. This was kept in tank for almost eight years, but it's surprisingly fresh and lively, with no oxidation. The palate is silky and polished, with flavors reminiscent of the notes found in the nose, not really varietal but a different set of notes not often found in Albariño. Very unusual. 16,000 bottles produced.”