Cayetano del Pino y CA

Palo Cortado Jerez de la Frontera Palomino Fino

9.11 ratings
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Jerez, Andalucía, Spain
Palomino Fino
Top Notes For
Martinez

A winemaking anomaly, Palo Cortado is a rare and mysterious Sherry style that “occurs” when a Fino fails to develop flor normally and begins to oxidize. Historically, these “deviant” casks would be marked with a crossed slash (“palo cortado”) to differentiate them from the rest, have their flor killed by fortifying the wine to 17-18 degrees and continue their life aging oxidatively like an Oloroso. They combine the aromatics of an Amontillado with the structure and smoothness of an Oloroso. This is a superb example by Cayetano del Pino, a venerable “almacenista” and one of the top Palo Cortado specialists. Intense nose with notes of orange peel and varnish. Smooth and powerful, with flavors of hazelnuts and a very long, subtly salty finish

A winemaking anomaly, Palo Cortado is a rare and mysterious Sherry style that “occurs” when a Fino fails to develop flor normally and begins to oxidize. Historically, these “deviant” casks would be marked with a crossed slash (“palo cortado”) to differentiate them from the rest, have their flor killed by fortifying the wine to 17-18 degrees and continue their life aging oxidatively like an Oloroso. They combine the aromatics of an Amontillado with the structure and smoothness of an Oloroso. This is a superb example by Cayetano del Pino, a venerable “almacenista” and one of the top Palo Cortado specialists. Intense nose with notes of orange peel and varnish. Smooth and powerful, with flavors of hazelnuts and a very long, subtly salty finish

Dec 27th, 2020