Sitting between Amontillado and Oloroso, Palo Cortado is traditionally a product of natural flor deficiencies, making it one of the rarest Sherry styles...

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Palo Cortado combines the aromatics of an Amontillado with the fuller structure of an Oloroso.

Traditionally it began life as a Fino, but casks that failed to develop a complete covering of flor were fortified to 17-18% to kill it off, and then aged oxidatively like an Oloroso. The results can be buttery and nutty, with a full body, dried fruits and a salty tang.

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This article is part of Decanter.com’s ‘Know your Sherry’ page.


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