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.
Bright pale silvery gold with white gold highlights. Nose
Very fresh, zesty and yeasty with hints of minerality and a gentle flor bitterness. It is fairly young making it zippy, with traces of fresh herbs in the background like camomile and even a faint trace of lemon peel. Most attractive.
Light and super fresh with perfect balance, it is dry, clean and refreshing with faint traces of apple, apricot and almond with that slightly more serious flor character just behind. It is none the worse for its youth, in fact that is most of its appeal, and it has very good length.
Romate decided to make their standard Sherry range available in a new
presentation designed to look more like that of table wines. The move to make
the wines less formal-looking has seen them - like the “Unusual Sherries” range
which were new wines - being filled into Burgundy bottles in the hope that they
will be seen as wines for drinking with food. They have also appointed a new
and more dynamic distributor. This then is a Fino with over three years solera
age and is light, fresh and perfect with food - but dangerously moreish...