Amontillado Cuatro Palmas 2016

The end of a superb dinner at Angelita and an appropriately superb finish. 

One of the most elegant of the old amontillados available, this 2016 saca is right in my wheelhouse. Whereas I remember more orange in a previous saca this is a deeper chestnut in colour and has a more nutty profile, dryer and finer in profile even. It strikes me that the elegance I associate with it may come from the finely integrated salinity – zingily present but not excessive and not separate from the rest of the wine. Also the concentration of the wine is not overdone – has a better balance of flavour and acidity/alcohol than some bigger beasts. 

A really fine old wine out of the very top drawer. 


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