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Bodegas Valdespino "Inocente" Fino Sherry NV

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Country/State: Spain
Color: White
Region: Andalusia
Sub-Region: Jerez-Xeres-Sherry
Varietal: Palomino
Holy cow, you need to read this write-up! This kind of complexity for ten bucks is unreal.
93 Decanter (11/2014) "A good pedigree: This is said to be the only Sherry still fermented in cask, from a single vineyard; with no less than 10 stages in the solera. The result is a complex wine; multi-layered with a salty and olivey tang."
94 Wine Advocate (8/2013) "I've often called Valdespino 'the Romanee-Conti of Jerez.' Well, there, I've said it. To me they represent quality and tradition at the very top of the Sherry hierarchy. The NV Fino Inocente must be one of the few wines in Jerez that is still fermented in 600-liter American oak botas, which is an incredible amount of work compared with fermenting tens of thousands of kilos of grapes (or even more) in a big stainless steel tank. This method was the norm of yesteryear, but is so labor intense that it was discontinued in most wineries, and gives a big diversity of wines, as each barrel has its own character, which contributes to the complexity of the blend. Furthermore, the bottled wine is on average 8 to 10 years old. One other thing that makes it apart from other Finos is that the grapes are exclusively from the high part of the Macharnudo vineyard, so this is a single-vineyard Fino. The nose is very complex, showing the effect of the long lees contact: chalk, dried hay, aromatic herbs and salty almonds. The palate is full, but at the same time elegant and balanced, powerful and fine, with the texture of a Meursault rather than a Puligny. A very complex wine, that manages to be both powerful and elegant. Inocente is great value for money. Drink 2013-2016."
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