Saturday, 22 November 2014

Oloroso 12 Years Old 19%, Bertola/Paternina

Mahogany/amber fading to yellow, legs.
Savoury walnut with slight hints of Marmite, fresh, clean and elegant yet fairly pungent with notes of toasty American oak, dried fruits and nuts, especially walnut. Rounded and attractive.
Smooth with glyceric apparent sweetness but dry with the slight bitterness of the walnut balancing the glycerol. Nice clean oxidation, interesting balance of savoury and sweet, quite full bodied with good length.
A more than decent well made Oloroso with all the characteristics one could expect. Aged in a solera with 5 criaderas originally from Bertola, then via Rumasa to Paternina.
£ ? Hard to find generally in the UK, but imported by Peter Watts Wines in Coggeshall, Essex

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