A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
Appearance Bright chestnut tinged deep amber with copper and gold highlights.
Refined, elegant, sophisticated and fresh with distinct hazelnut and almond aromas along with notes of polished furniture, tobacco and caramel. There are gentle notes of exotic woods too, and the wine lies right between Amontillado and Oloroso, focused and generous.
Impressive on entry, packed with flavour, complex and attractive, perfectly balanced between volatile acidity and glyceric sweetness with a nice tang leading through to those caramelly nuts and wood flavours and a trace of vanilla. There is hardly any tannin and it has terrific length. Excellent. Comments
This delightful Palo Cortado is a limited
bottling of 850 x 50cl bottles selected from Bodegas Urium. The original mosto
came from the pago Carrascal and the name “Horizontal” refers to the fact that
the wine didn’t go through any awkward stages and seemed determined to be a Palo
Cortado right from the first clasification. César Velazquez of Balandro Vinos and
sommelier Raúl Villabrille marked four butts for their particular character and
made a blend using greater or smaller amounts from each. The wine has an
approximate average age of 28 years and was bottled in September 2017 without
any filtration or stabilisation.