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From Vinous (International Wine Cellar)

91 Points
2013 Do Ferreiro Albarino Rias Baixas
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

($29) Light yellow. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of dried citrus fruits, pear and white flowers, with a hint of tarragon in the background. Fleshy and dry on the palate, offering sappy lime and bitter pear skin flavors that firm up and become more stony with air. Bright, minerally and focused on the penetrating finish, with the floral and pear notes repeating emphatically. I wouldn't have guesses that this elegant wine came from a rough vintage.

90 Points
2013 Do Ferreiro Rebisaca Rias Baixas
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

($27) (a blend of albarino, treixadura and loureira): Green-tinged yellow. Suave, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas, plus suggestions of chamomile, ginger and sea salt. Dusty and tightly focused on the palate, offering light-bodied lime and quince flavors and a touch of bitter herbs. A jolt of white pepper adds bite to the finish, which shows sneaky persistence and echoing minerality.

93 Points
2011 Do Ferreiro Albarino Cepas Vellas Rias Baixas
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds

($39) Bright yellow.  Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and pear skin.  Stains the palate with concentrated lemon, pear and honeysuckle flavors braced by chalky mineral and ginger notes.  Refuses to let go on the finish, where the mineral and floral notes echo emphatically.  A superb combination of power and vivacity here.  I was able to taste the components of the estate's "classic" Rias Baixas just before bottling and it should be an outstanding, fruit- and floral-driven wine, with the region's typical minerality on full display.

93 points
2010 Do Ferreiro Albarino Cepas Vellas Rias Baixas
International Wine Cellar, #164, Sept./Oct. 2012 - Josh Raynolds

($39) (made from vines that are reportedly over 200 years old):  Light, bright yellow.  Intense, mineral-accented aromas of orange, green apple and melon, with chalk and floral accents and a touch of anise.  Dry and racy on the palate, with impressive depth to its vivid orchard fruit and citrus zest flavors.  Finishes bright and very long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity.

91 points
2010 Do Ferreiro Rebisaca Rias Baixas
International Wine Cellar, #164, Sept./Oct. 2012 - Josh Raynolds

($25) (90% albarino and 10% treixadura, aged on its lees in stainless steel for seven months):  Light yellow.  Aromas and flavors of honeydew, pear and lemon curd, with hints of chalk and white pepper.  Juicy and focused, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering mineral and floral notes. 

91 points
2011 Do Ferreiro Albarino Rias Baixas
International Wine Cellar, #164, Sept./Oct. 2012 - Josh Raynolds

($27) Light, bright yellow.  Vibrant, mineral-inflected aromas of citrus zest, quince and agave, with a floral topnote.  Bright and taut on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, presenting intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a deeper nectarine quality.  Closes with impressive energy and lift, leaving a candied ginger note in its wake.