Lustau Palo Cortado de Jerez – Alm. Cayetano del Pino 1/22

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Further Information

Brand Lustau
Region Jerez
Varietal Palomino
Size 500ml
Alcohol % 21.0%
Country Spain

Description

Defining a Palo Cortado seems difficult, but after much research it seems the best answer is it is likened to a lightweight, delicate Oloroso. The common method to create Palo Cortado it to pick grapes early, only take the first juice coming out of the press, retaining a higher Malic acid content (tastes like crisp green apples). Typically, these musts are destined for Fino production, but if fortified to 17-18% the flor will be killed and the wine starts ageing oxidatively, while remaining light and delicate. They may go through a short flor ageing period combined with the oxidative process, the best of both worlds, resulting in greater complexity. And this Almacenista Palo Cortado Cayetano del Pino 1/22 is a beauty and the perfect example to taste and understand the style. Made from a 22-barrel batch in the solera and it is worth every penny, oh and its nearly Christmas, time to celebrate.

Smells

A delicate yet pungent nose, with almond-like aromas that remind of its biological aging phase.

Tastes

Velvety and round on the palate, with flavours of olives and lemon peel from the flor and nutty notes from the oxidative ageing. Its endless aftertaste has a comforting bitterness that leaves the palate clean and ready for more. The ideal serving temperature is 13 – 14ºC. as an apéritif with olives, nuts, cheese or Ibérico ham. This wine can also accompany consommés, cold and smoked meats, foie-gras and many spicy Asian dishes. Decanter world wine awards 2018 - Best in show.

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