Monday, 24 September 2018

Oloroso Señorita Irene 19%, Bodegas Yuste

Deep walnut mahogany brown with amber rim and reddy-coppery highlights.
Full and deep, very salty and savoury, almost meaty with a faint trace of Marmite and pronounced notes of walnut and toffee. It is a little different with a style quite its own but you can see where it is heading as it gets older and more concentrated it will be very good. In fact it is pretty good already.
Quite big at the start but it softens, and opens out with a faint sweet caramel note of dried fruits which gives it quite an attractive softness yet the finish is dry. Actually it is fairly light mid palate but not at all short of flavour, and that slight sweetness gives an attractive tension with the saltiness. It is really well rounded and very smooth with a gentle texture and considerable length.
The Señorita Irene range could be described as the entry level range of the Yuste catalogue. This fairly young Oloroso comes from the solera which feeds the Aurora Oloroso solera and has an average age of around 8-10 yrs. It has all the hallmarks of Oloroso from Sanlúcar with its lighness and salty savoury character and is remarkably easy drinking being so very smooth. The range of wines from Yuste is of very high quality with some classics and some absolute treasures.
6 euros ex bodega

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