Urium, Palo Cortado Sherry VORS, Andalucía, Spain
Tasting Note: You may not be able to buy first-growth Bordeaux, but you can buy the best of Palo Cortado Sherry, and this bottle is the top 1%.
When the waiter brought this wine to my table in Jerez de La Frontera, Spain he remarked “Only for Jerez” noting this is a special treat for Sherry’s home city.
Medium-intensity amber in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of brioche, buttered-medium-toasted toast, roasted almonds and walnuts, rancio and hints of fig.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied Palo Cortado Sherry has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose ultimately completing with a buttery, long finish abounding with concentration and flavor intensity.
The midpalate is complex, rich and full without being obtuse.
Palo Cortado made in the best way.
Read my other review of this Sherry.
Bottle Note: VORS Superior 30 years old.
Price: 58 Euro ($65 USD) (50 cl)
Tasted: Alabalá Restaurant, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Tasting Date: November 6, 2021