First fill sherry – 46.9%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark copper
Nose: Grandpa’s cigar box in the old cupboard in the attic, orange marmalade, prunes, cassis, nutmeg.
Palate: Orange zest, prunes, espresso, cinnamon, nutmeg, quite some wood but not really disturbing.
Finish: Long, fruity and dry.
Overall: Classic old-time sherry here, gorgeous nose, strong attack on the palate, then getting a little timid before growing again to a strong finish.
Rating: 85/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes