Sunday, 8 November 2015

Oloroso Micaela 17.5%, Bodegas Barón

Very dark for its years, deep burnt umber fading to deep amber rim, legs.
Slight fruity note - is that a trace of PX? Quite deep and walnutty with hints of oak and a very slightly salty savoury hint, rich and quite full with an interesting interplay between fruity and savoury, and the slightest suggestion of well roast beef in a reduced plum sauce.
Dry and quite full yet still with that slightly fruity note, traces of tannin from the wood but well rounded, with hints of burnt sugar, coffee and a clean tasty, very slightly tangy finish.
This 5 year old Oloroso is the youngest they make but is a bit of a character. I enjoyed it with milk chocolate with crushed almonds, but it would be good with all sorts of roasts, stews or cheese.
€4.79 ex bodega. Not sure of UK price but importers are Morgenrot

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