Jerez, Andalucía

Rey Fernando de Castilla

Antique Palo Cortado Sherry

100% Palomino from the historic Pago de Balbaina, a vineyard believed to exist since Roman times. Aged for an average of 30 years in the solera system. Clean, subtle nose with aromas of caramel, orange rind and hints of incense. Medium bodied, balanced, sharp. Notes of chocolate — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Dios Baco

Oloroso Jerez-Xerès-Sherry Palomino Fino

It is sweet. The label makes it a bit confusing to reason that and to be sure it is no PX but it has sweetness. And it is so good. Once I accepted it as a not-dry wine I was into it. — a month ago

Ron, Matt and 11 others liked this

Bodegas Tradición

30 Years Palo Cortado Tradicion Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

Superb Amontillado by one of Jerez’s youngest bodegas, in spite of its name. 100% Palomino aged in the solera system for an average of 45 years - first as fino under flor a veil and then, and then a much longer time of oxidative aging. Very elegant, complex nose with aromas of hazelnuts, orange rind. Dry, delicate, it feels quite light. Saline. — 11 days ago

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Williams & Humbert

Gran Duque de Alba Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez Airen

Not usually an “after dinner drink” with dessert but this was fantastic! I am not a sherry fan but this was a fabulous brandy/sherry flavor that made me want more. Not overly sweet and almost a slight whiskey flavor as well. — 10 days ago

Ron and Mike liked this

El Maestro Sierra

12 Años Amontillado Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

This is all the cheese plate items minus the actual cheese, in a glass. Omigod what if cheese plates included Sherry? Would that be overkill? What if I started a wine bar and it was all just cheese and Sherry? I guess I’d desire a crust of bread at some point too, but when do I not want bread?

Never.

Ahem. This is salty marcona almonds and deeply caramelized to the point of being pleasingly bitter-NOT-sweet walnuts and mildly olive-esque brine-y and then there are some dried apricots in the mix plus a glass of lemon water (not that I’ve ever been served lemon water with a cheese plate but maybe it’s the equivalent of the plate accoutrements plus a glass of Gavi).
Seriously though? This Sherry is a great cheese plate.
— 16 days ago

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Emilio Lustau

Almacenista Pata de Gallina Oloroso Palomino Fino 1896

During & After a guided tour courtesy of
@enramistas.com ! Fragant is spot on.
20 yr. old wines fresh as a daisy.
Fortified to 20°. N:Shoe leather, salt, treacle, ripe fruits, plantains, caramel lozenges, distant boats.faint barrel smoke.
P: old oranges, marmalade, puckering citrus, rinds, brown sugar, ( Demerara), so acidic and contrapuntally rich.
A feast.
P:
— 15 days ago

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Diez Merito

Bertola Vermouth

Medium brown; pronounced intensity aromas of cola, cumin, sultana, allspice, cinnamon; sweet, medium acid, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, a lovely, complex, sweet and savory vermouth — 9 days ago

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Valdespino

Viejo C.P. Macharnudo Vineyard Palo Cortado Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

Elegant as all get out. I can’t get over Palo Cortado, even with its shady requirement to be called “Palo Cortado”—pretty sure some are no more accidental “failed Finos” than chocolate chip cookies were a ‘whoops I dropped chocolate in the dough’—but that matters not. Mixed nuts and lemon and amaretto don’t sound like things I’d want to consume all at once but they are elements of this wine I love all at once. — 19 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

So posh you are! After dinner sherry.🍷
Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie lol the things I do for work...albeit want to work Palo Cortado into my life post-assignment. Have you tried it?! I think it could be up your alley ❤️

Emilio Lustau

East India Solera Sherry Palomino Fino Pedro Ximénez

Sheer fun if you aren’t up for full-on PX. Ice is okay. You do you in this (soon to be) post-pandemic world. — 12 days ago

Severn, David and 7 others liked this

Emilio Lustau

Almacenista Manuel Cuevas Jurado Manzanilla Pasada de Sanlucar Jerez-Xérès-Sherry 1896

Despite it’s relative delicacy, a coastal old boat varnish appears on the nose. Hints at caramel( dry), and maybe ripe plantains.
Light on the palate, dry, with a honeyed finish. A nice package, a bit short on the finish.
— 21 days ago

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