This sublime Fino is aged for a very long time, developing flavours that reflect a perfect balance between the soil and the veil of flor. For this release of Dos Palmas, we selected numbers 87 and 76 of the 148 barrels that make up this solera, on the second floor of the Gran Bodega Tío Pepe.
A deep golden colour with amber glints and delicate tears. Complex on the nose, with prominent aromas of flor. Sharp and piquant with nutty aromas, it displays a great balance between the albariza soil and an old fino aged in the winery. These two barrels reveal the splendour of the flor. The barrels selected this year were numbers 87 and 76.
Complex, intense and sharp. Time and the winery have turned this very Old Amontillado into a “handkerchief wine” (from the old custom of sprinkling a couple of drops of one of the most aromatic, heady Amontillados or Olorosos onto a handkerchief), a perfume from Jerez. Just one barrel was selected, No.3, ageing in the La Constancia Solera Museum before being released.
Barrel no. 3 is evocative of grandeur, of a cult wine: Cuatro Palmas. Aromas of an antique shop in perfect harmony with spices and vanilla-like touches that make this wine a perfume in its own right.
Biological ageing taken to its limit. A Fino Amontillado between life and death. 10 years ageing on contact with “the flor” endow it with a unique character. Just one barrel No. 33, was selected for this release from the 149 barrels that make up this historic La Constancia solera.
This year Tío Pepe reached its most refined maturity in just one barrel No. 33. 10 years of biological ageing have produced the most elegant oxidation. A Fino Amontillado that expresses the Jerezano quality of a great wine like none other.
The Macharnudo and Carrascal ‘pagos’ (estates) deliver an expression of the best of our land in this intense, salty, richly flavoured and mineral Fino. The solera comprises 139 barrels that undergo biological ageing for more than 6 years. Three have been selected for this release, numbers 84, 11 and 90, from the second floor of the Gran Bodega Tío Pepe.
The three barrels were selected for their special finesse and delicate nature and because they are a faithful reflection of how Tío Pepe evolves. Barrel 84, 11 and 90 display aromas of breadmaking, almonds, talcum powder and the veil of Flor. The wine is elegant, very dry, richly flavoured, salty and slightly bitter on the palate.
With fewer of the typical markers being filtered out, it brings us a more intense expression of the typical Carrascal and Macharnudo terroir. It was bottled from a hand-picked selection of 67 barrels which showed the most vigorous layer of flor. Tio Pepe En Rama 2020 was marked by an unusually dry and mild winter, followed by a cool and rainy spring. This year the profits are used to support the re-opening of bars and restaurants in Spain – another reason to try it.
Pale yellow with golden glints. Slightly cloudy as it contains flor in suspension, reflecting its having been bottled “En Rama”. Complex on the nose, very sharp, with a strong aroma of the layer of flor, together with chalk, almonds, lemon, withered flowers, salt, and minerals. Concentrated, slightly creamy, salty, and full of flavour. It delivers an impressive finish, rounded and balanced, with notes of iodine, toasted almonds, aldehydes and dried flowers. The aftertaste is rounded and alluring, clearly harking back to its origins in the albariza soil yet also reflecting the significance of its biological ageing. This wine is the purest definition of vines and the winery.
"Complex aromas of custard, mustard leaf, tar and spice. Full-to medium-bodied and very dry. Dried apples and pears. Fresh finish. Always excellent." - 92 points, James Suckling
An extraordinarily intense, profoundly sweet, sticky Pedro Ximenez sherry from Gonzalez Byass. One of the world's great wines - so densely viscous you practically have to shake it out of the bottle.
Made from Pedro Ximenez grapes, enriched by the age-old "soleo" sun drying method, then matured on oak for 30 years. Noe has a powerful bouquet, oozing heady aromas of concentrated raisins, figs, coffee and Christmas spices.
Hand-crafted from the finest sun-ripened grapes, expertly blended and then matured in oak casks for a minimum of 30 years, the Rare Old Solera sherries are a true expression of some of the world’s finest and rarest wines.
Delightful with dark chocolate, desserts especially Christmas Pudding, or poured over vanilla ice cream.
A rare and interesting wine, palo cortado starts out life as a fino, aging under a layer of protective flor, before going on to age without the flor like an oloroso. Apostoles continues this secondary ageing up to a total of 30 years, including some time in ex-Pedro Ximénez casks, to produce a rich and concentrated sherry.
Apóstoles is dark amber in colour. It is an interesting wine with a elegante and delicate nose similar to an Amontillado with notes of concentrated fruits. However complex and intense on the palate with notes of caramel, mature wood., nuts and candied orange peel.
This wine should be served slightly chilled in a small wine glass. Ideal with foie gras, mature cheeses and red meats.
87% Palomino, 13% Pedro Ximenez