Ruby-red. A wild, intensely perfumed bouquet displays spice-accented red and dark berries, incense and smoky minerals that expand with aeration. Silky, sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors that show outstanding clarity and spicy lift. Hangs on with incredible tenacity on the gently tannic finish, leaving juicy red fruit and candied lavender notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 6 days ago
Medium amber, medium intensity on the nose. Acetaldehyde. Toffee, caramel, toasted hazelnut, ginger, honey, dried orange peel, dried apricot, baking spices - allspice, vanilla, saltine, raisins. Dry, medium+ acidity. High alcohol (by fortified standard), medium+ body. medium+ intensity, medium finish. — 18 days ago
Medium gold. Caramel, pear drop, marigold. Dried apricot and fig. Toasted hazelnut. Brine and sweet vanilla on the palate. Medium+ intensity and finish. — 15 days ago
From my vault of opinions, Sherries over-perform for credit due. This Amontillado is considered entry but it’s definitely not basic. It sits halfway between Fino and Ollorosso in structure and since its unfortified, it’s pleasantly light.
Spiced orange and salty caramel apple with honeyed notes on the fringe. — a month ago
Medium Brown, medium+ intensity on the nose, caramel, toffee, vanilla, butterscotch, baking spice, dried candy peel. Medium sweet, medium acidity no mouthwatering, fortified high alcohol, full body - chewy texture. Medium+ flavor intensity. Medium finish. — 18 days ago
Pale brown. Raisin, fig, caramel, prune, Medium(+) acidity. Sweet vanilla cream. Medium+ intensity and finish. — 15 days ago
Besos de los dioses — 9 days ago