Monday 25 September 2017

Nectar Cream 18%, González Byass

Transparent deep brown with amber towards the rim.
Attractive aromas where the PX and Oloroso balance nicely, if anything allowing the Oloroso to dominate. There are notes of American oak, toasted almond and walnut, hints of antique furniture, caramel and toffee with a trace of raisin.
It is sweet, but by no means excessively so and again the Oloroso is expressive with only enough PX to soften it. It is well balanced and quite stylish, with hints of oak and no cloying. The quality is very good and it has a lightness of touch, good length and a reasonably dry finish.
This is an old GB brand which used to be a Cream, but has since been changed to a Pedro Ximénez, so having found some I thought it would be fun to try it as you don't see much around any more. The firm has reduced its range of wines over the years, presumably because it was just too expensive to promote so many, besides they have introduced new wines like Tio Pepe en rama and the Palmas range. They also have another Cream in the form of Solera 1847. The Nectar was delightful and a shade lighter than Solera 1847.
5.90 euros, Vilaviniteca

1 comment:

  1. They also used to have a pale cream, San Domingo, that was quite popular with tourists at the bodega in the 1980's when I lived in Rota. Solera 1847 used to be classified as an amoroso back then. I wish they still used the old classifications.