Friday, 22 August 2014

Amontillado 18%, Dios Baco

Quite pale golden amber, legs.
Light with remaining traces of Fino such as hints autolysis, refined and elegant with lots of hazelnut and hints of vanilla - even pastry - praline perhaps, from the American oak. Traces of raisin, wood and some glyceric sweetness. Attractive.
Fresh, light and elegant, super smooth and grows on the palate with a gentle tang. A medium weight wine with lots of nuts and real character from those traces of Fino still there, quite classy actually with good length.
Aged as a Fino for 9 years, fortified and aged for a further 10 years in the Amontillado solera, this wine is remarkably light yet equally complex and very good value considering that the VOS Amontillado which only need be 20 years old (though is actually a good deal more) sells for 42 Euros.
A reasonable 8.76 Euros from the bodega, available from Twenty One Wines in Brighton

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