Friday, 21 December 2018

21.12.18 Fernando de Castilla to Launch Pair of Very Old Wines

January 2019 will see the launch of two stunning and very old Sherries in a range called Singular. They are a Pedro Ximénez and an Oloroso from very small sacas of 600 numbered half bottles and will come in individual wooden boxes. Back in 2015 the bodega acquired three butts of incredibly old Oloroso which had been in the private bodega of a prominent Jerez family for nearly a century and which was used occasionally for family events, but they decided to sell the wine as they were remodelling the house. The nine butts of Pedro Ximénez with an average age of over 60 years were acquired in 2012 from a now disappeared bodega in Jerez and had been maturing statically for many years in the best corner of the bodega. I had the opportunity to taste these wines with Jan Petterson at Vinoble and can confirm that they are of stunning quality. Prices have not yet been announced.


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