Gonzalez Byass’ flagship wine is 100% Palomino from the Macharnudo and Carrascal vineyards, aged for 4 years under flor in the Tio Pepe solera, started in the 1830s by the bodega founder’s uncle José Ángel (“tío Pepe” or “Uncle Joe”). At that time, Jerez was known for its exports of dark Amontillado and Oloroso, but Uncle Joe decided to reserve a few casks for the dry, lighter style of Fino he and other locals liked to drink. The wine rapidly took off and by the 1860s it was being exported to all major markets. Pale straw color. Sharp nose with aromas of almonds, green olives and yeast. Light, fresh, clean on the palate. Slightly saline — 8 days ago
Flór on the nose, conflicting musty/fresh
Lots of lemon, some almond.
Palate is lemony, soft, w a hint of the sea. Every year they persist. — 2 months ago
A very subtle dry one, perfect as a aperitif on a winter's day. — 4 months ago
Great dinner wine. — 10 months ago
Excelent!!! Full of flavour! Rich — 2 months ago
Really smooth easy drinking red blend — 4 months ago
Light caramel botá nose. Broad, whoa￼ there, briny broad palate. Sea shore.
Looooong finish. Repeats. Gorgeous expression of fino.I’ll have another please. — a month ago
Cream sherry with 25% PX that shows in the nose. Velvety mouthfeel with an almost caramel like consistency and taste. Excellent to sip with a coffee after taste. — 2 months ago
This Spanish red blend is medium dark and has a nose that is loaded with red fruit, peppery herbs and smoke. The Tierra de Castilla wine is made from 34% Cabernet Franc, 27% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot, 12% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano and 5% Garnacha grapes. The fruit forward palate has eight months of oak showing and a firm set of tannins. The flavors are somewhat deep and quite juicy.
— 3 months ago