Wednesday, 4 February 2015

PX Delicado 15%, Gonzalez Byass

Deep though transparent burnt umber to amber to yellow with the slightest trace green at the rim, very viscous.
Caramel and toffee, dates, pasas fresh from the field, very fruity yet with slight traces of walnuts in syrup and torrefactos (toasted notes) beginning to show. Though quite aromatic it appears to be comparatively young as the torrefactos are not too intense and there is no trace of oak. Nevertheless it has an attractive and sophisticated nose, quite mellow.
Intensely sweet but with a refreshing gentle tang which balances it well, lots of toffee and pasas and a creamy texture which makes it glide over the palate leaving a long tangy dried fruit finish. Quite Montilla in style and on the young side, but dangerously easy to drink.
The second in the Delicado range bottled exclusively for Waitrose by Gonzalez Byass after the Fino Delicado. There is no serious information available, but it is a very good quality friendly wine.
£ 14.99 for 50cl. only from Waitrose.

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