He says: This is an amazing Sherry, and not a lot of it is produced very year. If you see it, grab it. It’s aged for an average of 8 years, much longer than a typical Fino sherry at 3 years, and it’s very evident in the wine’s concentration, alcohol level, gycerol-rich mouthfeel, and flavour. What stands out most for me is how much character this Fino has. It’s not at all frail or gentle like most Fino’s, but shows a lot of guts, and richness, and is almost entering Brandy territory. Stunning wine.
She says: ”Rich” is not normally a word that comes to mind when drinking Fino sherry. This wine is just that with a depth of flavour that lingers with you long after your glass is empty. The finish of salted nuts with a hint of caramel makes it savoury with the most subtle trace of sweetness. Truly extraordinary.
Looks like: Clear, bright, deep gold with a wide watery rim, legs
Smells like: Clean, pronounced intensity, fully developed, intensely salty, nutty (peanut), hint of caramel, bready, like peanut brittle
Tastes like: Dry, low acidity, med+ body, pronounced intensity, flavours as on nose, fortified to a med level, long finish
Summary: Outstanding, Ready to drink – not meant for additional ageing