Jane scored this wine: 99/100
Palo Cortado, from Bodega Valdespino in Andalucia, Spain is an unusual intermediate Oloroso/fragrant style of sherry that starts as a biologically aged wine but gradually loses the layer of flor and continues maturation oxidatively. Intensely fragrant and flavourful, with complex layers of dried fruit, salted toffee, nuts, balsamic, toast, orange peel and cigar box with a mineral backbone. It caresses the tongue, awakening all of your taste buds and has a lingering, dreamy finish. Once tasted, you will always remember this wine. Enjoy with cured meats, soft blue cheese, foie gras or nuts. This outstanding wine was rated 99 points by Robert Parker and I would definitely concur. Almost impossible to find outside of Spain, where it sells for between 90-120 Euros per half-bottle.
Tasted Nov. 2016, #Sherry TT