Cayetano del Pino, Palo Cortado Solera, Jerez, Spain
(at New Malden, Surrey, 18 Mar 2021)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2026
Bodegas Sánchez Romate is located in the historic centre of Jerez de la Frontera, one of the few bodegas still entirely owned by Jerez families. Palo cortado is a fino which loses its flor and so ages oxidatively. Around 17 years old, this wine is a real treat for lovers of dry Sherry, and a steal at this price. Elegant, nutty and complex, with real depth of flavour, there's sweetness on the nose but it's bone-dry to taste, with savoury, umami, mushroominess, nuts, spice and a lick of salinity. One to savour – enjoy over two to three weeks after opening.
Cayetano del Pino
Palo Cortado Solera