Terry Fino Maruja

A historic old bottle of fino that was produced at dinner last night. A really interesting opportunity to taste a wine that has been a long time in the bottle (although an experience that was somewhat lessened by a lack of information – noone had any idea of when exactly the bottle had been bought except that it was years before).

However old it was, it was a very pleasant drop, and it at least seemed as if the years had really knocked the edges off it. Golden in colour, creamy and nutty on the nose and again really soft, bready and nutty on the palate.

Very drinkable – if this is what bottle ageing can do to finos then I may have to squirrel some away (or look for some dusty oldies).

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