Sunday, 2 April 2017

Then & Now - NV La Ina Fino

I bought an old bottle - marked as "from the 60´s" - of La Ina, the well known Fino from the old firm Domecq, who was founded in 1730!
But who is no more. Bodegas Pedro Domecq have ceased to be and Lustau have since 2008 maintained and bottled the Domecq brands, including La Ina.

NV La Ina Fino, Lustau
A young, perky nose with notes of seaweed, iodine, salted nuts and dry grass. Very salivating and fine. A touch of cured ham.
The taste is fresh and dry with notes of nuts, band aid, pecorino and hay. Medium long. A good acidity. Very good. Went perfectly with some salted nuts.
87p   (tasted 2017/04)

NV La Ina Fino, Bodegas Pedro Domecq
The nose of the older version is deeper and rounder with notes of wet asphalt, fried nuts, dried tangerines and band aid. Complex and fine.
The taste is long, tight and dry with notes of dried lemons, seaweed, salt rocks and stale nuts. Very long. Very, very good. Who said that Fino couldn´t age?
88p   (tasted 2017/04)

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