Monday 18 May 2020

One Old Sherry & One Old Madeira

NV Don Estepha Amontillado, Bodegas Pastranilla
A nutty, intense nose with notes of white rasisins, old nougat, detergent, white chocolate and mahogny wood. Very deep and complex.
The taste is luscious and tigth with notes of fried nuts, dried sage, old chocolate and shoe polish. A very long finish with a fine acidity. Ends semi dry. High and fine. Bought two bottles for 10 Euros...
92p   (tasted 2020/05)

NV Fine Madeira Wine, Justino Henriques
The neck lable says "Sweet" but on the nose there is more restrained, dry scents that come up from the glass, in the shape of dried nuts, old wrinkled red apples, dry biscuits and model clay. Medium deep.
The taste is expressive and long but dry and a tad empty in the middle. Notes of dry nougat, raisins, nuts and earth. Its good but nothing too write home about.
84p   (tasted 2020/05)

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