Valdespino, Palo Cortado "Viejo Calle Ponce" Sherry
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Valdespino, Palo Cortado "Viejo Calle Ponce" Sherry - NV

Item # 27737 750mL
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Tasting Notes

An incredibly expressive Paolo Cortado. This Mahogany beauty started its life from Inocente Fino and Tio Diego Amontillado barrels. As the flor did not take, it becomes a Palo Cortado - a rare, not often seen Sherry. On this Dry rounded palate, one finds notes of dried fig, savory spices and dark vanilla bean. Aromas of white Turkish figs and warm hazelnuts dominate. Serve after dinner with cheese or as an afternoon treat with finger sandwiches or Spanish dates and Cabrales. This wine, Calle Ponce or Ponce Street is named for the road on which Valdespino's old bodega was located.

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Staff Pick Notes

What a wonderful and expressive Sherry. Valdespino is known for making rustic, intense, and often austere Sherries that are never ever boring. This is no exception and is perhaps the most elegant Sherry in its line up. Notes of coffee, salt, butterscotch toffee, orange, etc. titillate, enthrall, and seduce!

- OW

About the Producer

Jerez, Spain The origins of this historic bodega date back to 1264 when Don Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 Knights responsible for expelling the Moors from Jerez. As a reward for his efforts the king gave him land grants in the city of Jerez and thus began Bodegas Valdespino. The heart of Valdespino is its vineyards. They are the only sherry house to make single vineyard wines. The vineyard,...

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