Saturday, 28 May 2016

Oloroso 18%, Viña Callejuela

Deep bright amber to mahogany fading to a burnished gold rim, legs.
Attractive and forthcoming nutty aromas with that slightly savoury edge so typical of Sanlúcar, there are hints of sweetness like glacé orange and vanilla yet there is also a salinity and traces of oak along with a bright freshness. No shortage of character here, and all well balanced.
Tangy, as one might expect, lively with a light cleanliness, racy for Oloroso, which is followed by a weightier, nuttier character which hangs on a balance with the sweeter hints of orange marmalade and traces of warm spice. There is a lovely tension here and good length.
From the excellent and comparatively new Sanluqueño bodega run by the Blanco brothers, this wine is between 12 and 15 years old and shows real Sanlúcar character.
9.50 euros

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