Vintage vs Solera 

This was a fascinating comparison – have tasted both of these wines separately recently and the notes are below. Liked them both too.

The 2006 Vintage has more zing and is a little more intense, and has a slightly range of flavours – including buttery notes. On the other hand, there are more rounded, bread and nutty flavours in the solera-bred Tradicion fino. My first impression of the Vintage was that it had a big shape but was a little hollow and this umami is probably what I was missing.

Hard to choose between these two – I love fino and maybe prefer the flavour profile of the Tradicion, but the Vintage undisputably has a more precise structure and more discernible features. As they say around here – it is “mas vino” (more wine) and it probably wins by an elegant whisker.

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