Rey Fernando de Castilla

Antique Palo Cortado Sherry

9.517 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Jerez, Andalucía, Spain
Palomino Fino
Top Notes For
Dave Genevro

Beautiful wine. Blend of 30+ year old nutty deliciousness. Dark caramel and amber colors. Rich and fuller bodied with burnt caramel, oranges, almonds and toasted hazelnuts at the finish line. Perfect acid balance from the get go. Length along the palate for miles. 20% ABV.

Beautiful wine. Blend of 30+ year old nutty deliciousness. Dark caramel and amber colors. Rich and fuller bodied with burnt caramel, oranges, almonds and toasted hazelnuts at the finish line. Perfect acid balance from the get go. Length along the palate for miles. 20% ABV.

Dec 25th, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.4

Magnificat Juvé & Camps

Magnificat Juvé & Camps

Nov 3rd, 2016
Matt Lasater

A very complex and layered wine. Great depth. Toasted nuts, graham cracker pie crust, dried apricot, golden raisins, crushed rocks, pain aux raisins, sea salt. There's a great earthy layer almost like damp button mushrooms. Lots of umami character. Love the nose, almost with this allusion that theres lots of RS but palate is defined and elegant. A beam of acid followed by a finish that is very persistent.

A very complex and layered wine. Great depth. Toasted nuts, graham cracker pie crust, dried apricot, golden raisins, crushed rocks, pain aux raisins, sea salt. There's a great earthy layer almost like damp button mushrooms. Lots of umami character. Love the nose, almost with this allusion that theres lots of RS but palate is defined and elegant. A beam of acid followed by a finish that is very persistent.

Jul 31st, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

P-C Sherry with rich butterscotch and light mushroom notes, finish lasts for minutes - worth seeking out

P-C Sherry with rich butterscotch and light mushroom notes, finish lasts for minutes - worth seeking out

Apr 1st, 2016
Anthony Lombardi

@Delectable Wine - this is the Fernando de Castilla Antique Palo Cortado Sherry. A healthy example of tension between honeyed aromatics, bright nervy acid & subtle saline & nutty flavors. A paradoxical wine to me when I consider the relative scarcity & "occurring" nature of Palo Cortado. It strikes me as what I would consider as a benchmark of dry sherry, but is a bit of a rare bird. Utterly stunning.

@Delectable Wine - this is the Fernando de Castilla Antique Palo Cortado Sherry. A healthy example of tension between honeyed aromatics, bright nervy acid & subtle saline & nutty flavors. A paradoxical wine to me when I consider the relative scarcity & "occurring" nature of Palo Cortado. It strikes me as what I would consider as a benchmark of dry sherry, but is a bit of a rare bird. Utterly stunning.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Randy W. Hagerman

Amazing sherry in all its nutty complexity while completely balanced by salty acidity. This wine is simply amazing!

Amazing sherry in all its nutty complexity while completely balanced by salty acidity. This wine is simply amazing!

Feb 17th, 2016
Jamie Boldt

stunning

stunning

Jan 24th, 2015
Abraham Axler

A really salty and interesting palo cortado

A really salty and interesting palo cortado

Dec 27th, 2016
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.4

Drew had this a year ago

Drew had this a year ago

May 17th, 2018
JDK
9.0

JDK had this 2 years ago

JDK had this 2 years ago

Jan 3rd, 2018