Fino Especial La Panesa 

Been a while since I had a bottle of this open but it has been on my mind this week.

This is probably my favourite bottle of sherry – a wine suitable for any occasion and the one I would take to a desert island. It comes from a solera where the flor survives – in a layer that can only be microns thick –  on wine with an average age of fifteen years. It has a lovely volume, richness and, at the same time, definition that I find enthralling.

This is a bottle from 2013 and it just has a hint of reduction that almost adds complexity to the nose – from sea air to wet seaweed. Hazelnuts, almonds, salinity and zing, and peppery spices. A long long finish with those warming spices.

A truly world class wine.


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