Riodiel Condado Viejo

The second wine from this bodega in el Condado de Huelva that I have tried. Whereas the Espinapura could almost fool you into thinking it was a fino, however, this traditionally aged wine was quite a different beast. 

It is a 100% palomino aged for over 20 years which is fully dry but seems rich on the nose and the palate. There is quite a lot of Christmas cake aroma and flavour – tending towards burnt Christmas cake – but there doesn’t seem to be much noticeable salinity. Maybe as a result it comes across as a bit heavy and its 18% alcohol seems very noticeable.

Bags of flavour but maybe missing the elegance of its cousins further South. 

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