Alvear Sherry Palo Cortado Abuelo Diego  750ml
SKU 795060

Alvear Sherry Palo Cortado Abuelo Diego

Jerez - Sherry - Andalucia - Spain

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Rated 96 by Wine Advocate
I encountered this wine having lunch at DiverXO, the three Michelin star restaurant from Madrid, and loved it, so I made sure I sourced a bottle for this article. If Palo Cortado is a rarity (or should be), even more so in Montilla Moriles, a region I didn't even realize produced the style. The NV Palo Cortado Viejísimo Abuelo Diego had been aged as an Amontillado (with a biological phase followed by a long oxidative one), but some barrels from the oldest soleras had developed a special character, something I usually call creaminess, which made them distinctly different from the rest - and so this wine was born. They believe this wine to be over 50-years-old on average (as it's not a single vintage, it's a solera wine). There is a creamy note over the varnish and hazelnut wall of aromas, and in the palate, there is also a certain gentleness within the powerful, pungent and piercing style of the wine; it has incredible concentration and persistence. The nose is a lot more powerful than the Amontillado, with a peculiar range of sweet spices, which make it very different, aromatic and attractive. This is a great Palo Cortado. 500 bottles produced.

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