Amontillado Viña AB

Talk about classics – one I haven’t had in a long time but this is cracking. It is one of the wines that was always around back in the bad old days but it isn’t seen nearly as much in Madrid lately: funnily enough the lads I was having dinner with had never heard of it. 

The entry level amontillado by Gonzalez Byass with an average age of 12 years, of which 4 under the flor. It is a punchy, vertical wine with a sharp, dry, slightly salty/nutty nose and a fresh, bitter saline nutty palate. Longish finish despite its youth. 

Not bad at all and a top pairing with the (thai style) callos at Territorio ERA: old classic meets new funk.

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