The last of the wines I wanted to write about from a memorable dinner last week at Territorio ERA.
This one is a decidedly strange fish – I would swear that it wasn’t that old, and if it didn’t say it on the bottle I would say it wasn’t an amontillado either. In fact I am pretty sure it had had a little sweet stuff added to it. (Not encouraging to be told that the Jose Maria in question was Jose Maria Ruiz Mateos either – not exactly a heroic figure.)
On the other hand it isn’t bad – nice hazelnut nose and juicy hazelnut flavour on the palate. Not piercing or zingy but saline all the same, then for me a slightly ashy finish. Not unpleasant, just a little bit of a mishmash.