Palo Cortado Tradición V.O.R.S
84.25€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There is a subtle difference in the latest bottling (L 2/15) of the NV Palo Cortado VORS, as they have integrated a new solera of older wine with the existing one, so the average age, concentration and power of the wine has increased. Whether more is better still remains to be seen; I would really need to taste them side by side to see if there are subtle differences, but in any case, the quality is (as it was) extremely high, with notes of old wine, noble wood, varnish, hazelnuts and pungent aromas; I didn't really see the cremosity I often associate with Palo Cortado, but it has more the sharper character of an Amontillado. The palate is terribly balanced, intense, long and sapid. It has some saline reminiscences that reminded me of an amontillado too. This is a bottling of 2,150 bottles; there's usually one bottling per year.
Between 10ºC and 12ºC
Aged with the traditional Soleras system in American oak casks.
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