Monday, 7 July 2014

Palo Cortado Solera 20%, Cayetano del Pino

Golden amber, legs.
Very pretty, gentle with a delicate honeyed sweetness and lots of toasted almonds and nut oil, hints of vanilla and very slightest trace of oak, subtle, delicate, refined and attractive.
Smooth and crisp, dry and round, very fresh with lots of nuts and a hint of walnut in syrup, generous with an attractive texture yet all the while quite delicate.
This lovely wine comes from a small bodega in the Plaza Silos next to Maestro Sierra in Jerez. Once bigger and more commercially oriented, they are now really just almacenistas, and their wines are contract bottled with minimal filtration by Sanchez Romate. This Solera Palo Cortado is around 15 years old and comes from a solera of 22 butts. This feeds their older 5 butt solera for the Palo Cortado Viejisimo.
£ 15 from the Wine Society. UK agents Ehrmanns.

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