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  • Cota 45 Ube Carrascal 2017

    £44.99

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  • Cota 45 Ube Maina 2017

    £44.99

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  • Valdespino Oloroso Solera 1842 VOS N.V.

    £36.75

    “Produced in an unusual style for high end wines, the NV Solera 1942 VOS is a semi-sweet Oloroso with around 8% Pedro Ximénez, 60 grams of residual sugar and quite high acidity (6.8 grams) compared with others. It’s a very old Oloroso with the PX added at around the halfway mark in its aging process (around 30 years on average) so the two will be well integrated with each other. This is close to a Cream Sherry, and has an unusual nose with aromas of tar, charred oranges, tobacco, menthol with some reductive touches that are fresh and sweet at the same time; quite unusual. The palate is quite sweet, but somehow balanced, intense, round, with good length. The price shown is for half bottle. Drink: 2014-2018. 91 points

    Valdespino belongs to Grupo Estévez, who ages and amazing 35,000 butts of sherry in their winery in the outskirts of Jerez.”

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (216)

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  • Valdespino Palo Cortado Viejo C.P. N.V.

    £39.99

    “The NV Palo Cortado Viejo C.P. produced from Palomino from the Macharnudo Alto is feed with specific casks of Fino Inocente and Amontillado Tio Diego. It was traditionally aged in the Calle Ponce (Ponce Street), and if has kept the C.P. initials since then. It’s not age-certified, but the average age of the bottled wine is 25 years. The color is old gold or light amber, and the nose hints at a relatively old wine, with plenty of lactic notes, sweet vanilla, iodine, bitter oranges and spices. The palate is clean and delineated, subtle and on the elegant side of Palo Cortado, ending very dry. Drink 2013-2016. Drink: 2013-2016. 93 points

    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 winery, soleras and brands are old, registered in 1875, but with documentation about their commercial and winegrowing activities going back to the 13th century. Their recent history starts in 1999, when Jose Estevez purchases the company from the Valdespino family. Today Valdespino is the jewel in the crown of the Grupo Estevez, which also includes Real Tesoro and La Guita, who stock and age 35,000 botas of Sherry and own 800 hectares of vineyards, 56 of which come from the Pago Macharnudo, on pure white albariza soil, one of the best vineyards in the Marco de Jerez, and 17 hectares from the heart of Macharnudo are still fermented in bota today and form the core of brands like Inocente, Tio Diego, CP or Cardenal. All the wines were carefully and slowly moved to the new facilities of the Grupo Estevez on the outskirts of Jerez, where they continue their development under the supervision of Eduardo Ojeda, technical director, winemaker, who as a wine-lover is very aware of his role preserving these old soleras, wines and traditions.”

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (208)

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