This is a vintage, en rama oloroso from the 2009 harvest which I was lucky enough to try at lunch yesterday in Verdejo Taberna Artesana. It is from a fantastic release by Williams & Humbert – the Williams Colleción Añadas – a case of six different añada wines including finos, olorosos and an amontillado. (I actually have one of these boxes – acquired via Coalla Gourmet – but am hoping to find an opportunity to open all six.) I haven’t seen a ficha for this but am told by a reliable source that the wine is from the pago Añina, on tosca cerrada.
As you can see it is a dark gold in fino terms but a light honey colour for an oloroso – six and a half years of oxidative ageing. It really looks good in fact. The nose is equally promising: dry but has aromas of fruit, alcohol, cake and maybe just a bit of seaair – I even felt like there was a burnt, campfire edge to it.
On the palate it is fully dry but has a plump, rounded profile and is full of flavour – delicious in fact. Rich, acidic, alcoholic, fruity and with an edge of minerals before a long almost sweet finish.
A really top class wine – looking forward to opening the box!
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