Sunday, 15 September 2013

Palo Cortado Anada 1982 20.5%, Gonzalez Byass

Amber with faintest trace of green at rim, legs.
Forthcoming and beautiful. Fragrant, complex, complete and almost perfumed Amontillado, but the fino days have gone leaving little trace but for the elegance. Traces of dried fruits, wood, lots of nuts - toasted almonds and hazelnuts all perfectly oxidised, tight, aromatic and graceful.
A bit more walnut, some wood quite tangy, perhaps leaning more toward Amontillado than Oloroso, quite light and a little less savoury than Oloroso but a hint of it, fragrant and clean with a very long, dry finish. Lovely.
Anada, or vintage, Sherry is pretty rare, and only 6 bodegas, mainly Gonzalez Byass and Williams and Humbert do this. The wine does not enter the solera system, and simply sits there, being classified occasionally, till deemed ready. As opposed to the solera's "dynamic ageing", this wine has undergone "static ageing". It was bottled in November 2010, by hand, from one single butt which yielded about 600 numbered bottles. It was produced from Carrascal and Macharnudo vineyards, and each bottle is presented in a green faux leather box. 97 points Penin 2014.
About £90.00 from Gonzalez Byass UK. (9/2/15 - Now 218 Euros ex GB Jerez and almost gone!)

This is the Oloroso 1982, but it look the same

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paula, really enjoying your blog. Just wondering if you knew of any stockists of this sherry in UK or Ireland?