Was fortunate enough this week to meet Primitivo Collantes, the man behind one of my favourite wineries in the sherry triangle and the best piece of real estate in Chiclana: Finca Matalian. Given the occasion I thought it was time to see how this palomino fino from that little plot in 2013 had developed in bottle and it wasn’t at all bad.
Quite a dark colour, with clear signs of a little bit of bottle oxidation, but on the nose it still had nice aromas of some fruit and some sweet herbs – maybe more herbs than fruit compared to when it was young. Similarly on the palate it had jammy fruit and it seemed to us to have gained a bit of spice and saline intensity.
A nice wine ageing gracefully (still have another bottle somewhere too).