This is my first Palo Cortado style sherry. It looks divine- pale amber in the glass. The nose offers up nuts, yeasty notes from Flor, caramel and toffee with dried orange rind. It has quite a bitter entry with exotic flavors I have never come across. Dry with medium (+) acidity and a full body, this wine coats my mouth with tangy yeast and nuts with a citrus twist. It’s unique for sure and offers a glimpse into another style of winemaking that is quite different- google Palo Cortado, you’ll see what I mean. The fortification of this wine makes it a touch hot on the back end but I am really enjoying the nutty finish with that very singular Flor component. I paid $26 to get this bottle- it rated 90 with the pros, who am I to argue? 4 stars. Drink upon opening, Salut….
Lustau Jerez Palo Cortado Peninsula Sherry, Jerez, Spain
08 Wednesday Mar 2023