Copper and mahogany tinted amber fading to a touch of green at the rim, slow legs.
Fresh, tight and clean with generous Oloroso character. Lots of dried fruits, cinnamon, orange peel and even hints of hand rolling tobacco and milk chocolate followed by very nutty aromas of walnut and toasted almond, traces of vanilla and resin from the American oak and a fairly penetrating tang. Complex and delightful.
Quite powerful and tangy with an attractive acidity which freshens things up, notes of marmalade raisin, nuts, sweet spices and oak - which is a bit more apparent but there is enough glycerol to keep it in check. This is quite a mouthfilling wine as the gentle tannin gives it grip and the glycerol and acidity give it a certain raciness. Lively and delicious, it would be amazing with old hard cheese or well hung game. Terrific length and constantly evolving open at least an hour before serving.
Effortless deliciousness! It shows how well and how long Sherry ages outside a solera with no refreshment, in this case 42 years. The wine was bought from Croft and has been sealed up since 1970, having been released in 2012. This was from butt no. 5 of 7 and one of 250 bottles, so either there was a considerable merma or there is more than one release from the same butt (possibly for sale in other countries). The image on the label is reproduced from "La Costurera" (the seamstress) by Domingo García Díaz, one of the works in the Joaquín Rivero collection housed at the bodega.
£125.00 from Raeburn Fine Wines, Edinburgh who are UK agents.