Gonzalez Byass

Tio Pepe Fino Muy Seco Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

8.880 ratings
8.920 pro ratings
Jerez, Andalucía, Spain
Palomino Fino
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Pale lemon with nutty yeasty aromas. On the palate some light stone fruit flavors, salty character, dry with almond and biscuit notes. Medium+ finish drink now with a fresh open bottle.

Pale lemon with nutty yeasty aromas. On the palate some light stone fruit flavors, salty character, dry with almond and biscuit notes. Medium+ finish drink now with a fresh open bottle.

Jan 14th, 2020
Nikki Nelson

Delectable marathon! Pretty much the best thing on earth that is stupid silly underpriced ----> SHERRY. Larger production but always right down the pipe. Love me my Tio. Note: all booze incredibly tasty cocktail. The Proper Topper I named it with my NJ partner in wine - the Cork Maven - rocks topped with fino topped with Campari topped with bubbles. Trust me. Rio Nelson here is also a huge fan.

Delectable marathon! Pretty much the best thing on earth that is stupid silly underpriced ----> SHERRY. Larger production but always right down the pipe. Love me my Tio. Note: all booze incredibly tasty cocktail. The Proper Topper I named it with my NJ partner in wine - the Cork Maven - rocks topped with fino topped with Campari topped with bubbles. Trust me. Rio Nelson here is also a huge fan.

3 people found it helpfulSep 19th, 2014
Randy Fuller

This sherry has a golden-yellow tint and a forceful nose. That wonderful resinous sherry smell is there in spades, along with walnuts and anise. The sip offers similar wonders, with a completely savory approach. It's as dry as a bone, provided the bone was lying in the desert sun for a while. There's not a lick of sweetness, so it's not Grandma’s sherry. The chalky vineyard soil seems to speak through what these Palomino Fino grapes have wrought. There are notes of hazelnut, lemon and the all-important yeast layer - flor - that sits atop the wine in the barrel for five years. The acidity is decent, but not too forceful, and afterward, the finish lingers with anise lasting the longest. Wow, is all.

This sherry has a golden-yellow tint and a forceful nose. That wonderful resinous sherry smell is there in spades, along with walnuts and anise. The sip offers similar wonders, with a completely savory approach. It's as dry as a bone, provided the bone was lying in the desert sun for a while. There's not a lick of sweetness, so it's not Grandma’s sherry. The chalky vineyard soil seems to speak through what these Palomino Fino grapes have wrought. There are notes of hazelnut, lemon and the all-important yeast layer - flor - that sits atop the wine in the barrel for five years. The acidity is decent, but not too forceful, and afterward, the finish lingers with anise lasting the longest. Wow, is all.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2019
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.0

Good with sushi. Nice and clean. Easy

Good with sushi. Nice and clean. Easy

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2013
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.8

Almonds, burnt or spun sugar caramel date.. Fresh and vibrant good acidity

Almonds, burnt or spun sugar caramel date.. Fresh and vibrant good acidity

Dec 9th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

17/20 (93/100)

17/20 (93/100)

Apr 25th, 2014
Pavle Milić

Highly misunderstood and highly pleasurable.

Highly misunderstood and highly pleasurable.

Mar 14th, 2014
Michael Smith

A fine fino. Not mind blowing but making for a tasty rebujito.

A fine fino. Not mind blowing but making for a tasty rebujito.

Aug 29th, 2013
Gregory Fulchiero

Dry tangy and almonds - my first dry sherry

Dry tangy and almonds - my first dry sherry

Aug 5th, 2013
Marcelo tanaka

Loved it

Loved it

Sep 6th, 2020