Friday, 16 January 2015

Fino Valeroso 15%, Bodegas Grant

Pale strawy gold with silver glints, slight legs.
A classic Puerto de Santa Maria nose with some of the Sanlucar salty bitter zip but the roundness and slightly less wild character of El Puerto, young fresh and exuberant with soft fresh flor and a trace of fruit, very attractive.
Fresh clean and yeasty with a hint of fruit and a gentle texture, polished and well behaved, then a long dry flor finish but more yeasty than autolytic (well it would be) showing just a bit of wildness.
A young fresh Fino at about 3 years old, and remarkably good for its age, or remarkably good because it is young. I really enjoyed it.
6.65 in Spain but not available in the UK unfortunately. It seems to be available in the US however.

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