Gonzalez Byass, Leonor 12 Años Palo Cortado Seco Sherry, Andalucia, Spain
Tasting Note: If you like dry sherry and you don’t know palo cortado, try this 12-year-old sherry especially if you are an amontillado or oloroso fan.
Medium-intensity brown in color, this wine has a pronounced, aromatic nose of caramel, dried fig, dried apple, brioche, toasted oak-barrel interior and toasted nuts.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied sherry has a creamy texture with rancio, buttered flavors suggested on the nose in the lead.
Bottle Note: The elegance of a palo cortado at its best. Complex and intense with notes of dried fruits, vanilla and mature wood achieving a refined character. Slightly chilled this wine is the perfect accompaniment to red meats and game. Palomino 100%.
Price: $35 (500 ml)
Importer: Gonzalez Byass USA, Chicago, Illinois
Tasted: Olea Restaurant, Wine Thief International Sherry Week Wine Dinner, New Haven, Connecticut
Tasting Date: October 12, 2018