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 clean lemony gold with golden highlights. Nose
Moscatel is aromatic already thanks to its higher than usual terpene content, but this is positively perfumed and super fresh with notes of white flowers, geranium, jasmine, honeysuckle. There is just a little weight there and an almost undetectable trace of Sherry in the background mixed with a trace of fresh sea air giving the wine great personality.
Fresh, perfectly balanced and tasty with that faint Sherry note appearing again giving the wine a fraction more weight and a unique character. It is clean and dry with that characteristic albariza chalky texture and a roundness from the time spent on lees. Long, clean, dry grapey finish. Lovely. Comments
The expression "al tun tun" means "something good that has happened fortuitously or by chance" and it is the perfect name for this wine which is another dry Moscatel de Alejandría from albariza soils from the three girls at 4 Ojos Wines based in El Puerto de Santa María. The must is fermented in a stainless steel tank where it remains for a year on its fine lees. Then it is racked into an old Amontillado butt where it spends 10 months absorbing extra complexity. The quantity is tiny, but the quality is excellent and it has a delightful flavour all its own. No vintage date appears on the label but the wine is from 2016 and was bottled en rama.