Unfortified, aged under flor single vintage and single vineyard Palomino Fino.
Closer to Jura in character than a ‘usual’ solera aged Fino.
Fresh, vibrant, racy. Clearly oxidative with yeasty & chalky notes, dried herbs but also some shy pear. And loads of salt!
On the palate this is crisp, fresh, bone dry and mineral. Powerful yet with nice freshness & balance. Chalky, salty, with some pears wrapped in bacon, olive brine and whiff of chamomile in the long finish.
I was not convinced upon opening and on day 1. The day after this is very, very drinkable. Bring on the tapas!
— a month ago
OMG! Absolutely the best!!!
— a year ago
Don’t mind if I do! Simple red, very drinkable — 2 months ago
Dry and very smooth — 8 months ago
Non fortified Palomino from Jerez aged for 8 months in barrel under flor and bottled at 12% abv.
Clean, medium + intense aromas. Opens up with acetaldehyde, fermenting bread dough, and crushed almonds. The fruit entries with lemon juice and yellow fresh apples with a present chalky and sea shell, salty minerality. Fresh acidity, drying chalky texture, flavours of lemon juice, nuts, chalk and bread dough, linear mid palate and a good but not impresscive finish — 3 years ago
This is Manzanilla Pasada La Bota No 90 Capataz Cabo
Pouring a glass with the Vinloq System
👃Iodine, seawater, a touch of oxidation, and salty minerality
👅Brine leads the way with iodine, nuts, herbal notes, and other flavors that are hard to pin down but are enjoyable.
These flavors lead to some bitterness before the very long and enjoyable finish. This is full bodied and amazing
The remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator
I returned to this wine multiple times over the following weeks. My experience was similar each time
Same aromas, flavors and intensities as day 1. So rich and resonant. The finish is deep, mineral laced, seawater, nuts & herbals. No signs of fruit. Extremely long finish
That a sherry aged under biologically active flora stays fresh for days & weeks is not surprising. But I still protect them because it is not a wine that I prefer in large servings. Rather, I enjoy a small glass frequently. They are super food friendly and a perfect match with many foods including aged cheeses, cured hams, and even sushi. Also superb in the correct cocktail
This was a total delight over 4-5 weeks 💕 — 9 months ago
Elegant, balanced Fino. 100% Palomino from Macharnudo Alto, the highest point in Jerez and one of the region’s “grand crus”(also the source of Valdespino’s Inocente Fino and Tío Diego Amontillado). Fermented in old casks and aged for 10 years. — 3 years ago