Alvear Sherry Palo Cortado Abuelo Diego NV 750ml

size
750ml
country
Spain
region
Andalucia
appellation
Jerez - Sherry
96
WA
96
WA
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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Alvear Sherry Palo Cortado Abuelo Diego NV 750ml

SKU 795060
$163.94
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
96
WA
96
WA
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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size
750ml
country
Spain
region
Andalucia
appellation
Jerez - Sherry
Overview
Rated 96 - 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. - Wine Advocate.
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Country: Spain

For over two thousand years, Spain has been responsible for much of Europe's wine production, making the very best of native grape varietals, and more recently experimenting with and perfecting wines made from imported grapes. Of course, the region of La Rioja is renowned world-wide for the quality and characteristics of its wines, which benefit greatly from the warm, dry continental climate of the area, and the fertile soils of the Ebro river basin. However, there is far more to Spanish produce than the complex, aromatic and earthy red wine of this region, as a result of the vast range of wine making traditions and practices, and terrains and climatic conditions found across the country. The region Castilla y Leon produces some of Europe's finest white wines, and the sparkling wines of Cava and the sherries of Jerez are firm favorites for wine lovers around the world.
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Country: Spain

For over two thousand years, Spain has been responsible for much of Europe's wine production, making the very best of native grape varietals, and more recently experimenting with and perfecting wines made from imported grapes. Of course, the region of La Rioja is renowned world-wide for the quality and characteristics of its wines, which benefit greatly from the warm, dry continental climate of the area, and the fertile soils of the Ebro river basin. However, there is far more to Spanish produce than the complex, aromatic and earthy red wine of this region, as a result of the vast range of wine making traditions and practices, and terrains and climatic conditions found across the country. The region Castilla y Leon produces some of Europe's finest white wines, and the sparkling wines of Cava and the sherries of Jerez are firm favorites for wine lovers around the world.