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.
Paleish strawy gold with golden reflections. Nose
Fresh and light with some youthful herbal top notes and more of a yeasty bready character from the flor rather than bitterness - though there is a little, and there are still traces of appley fruit in the background along with hints of esparto, minerals and a faint trace of almond.
Good and dry with a slightly chalky texture and a hint of bitterness, slightly more than on the nose, and that gentle fruit note to balance. It is very clean and fresh and is probably about three years old but a fully fledged well balanced Fino nonetheless with decent length.
Wisdom & Warter was established in 1854 and earned a good reputation for quality, especially in the British market. It was eventually bought out by González Byass in 1929. Nowadays only a few of the more basic of the original wines are available, and just from the GB shop. Some used to be available in certain export markets but I doubt they are now. It is a sad, rather long drawn out end to a once great name, but nothing unusual in Jerez.