fortified wine Sherry

Barbadillo, Reliquia Palo Cortado NV

RRP £365 per bottle
UK Stockist
Barbadillo Sherry – Barbadillo Reliquia Palo Cortado
Tasted by
Natasha Hughes MW

The palacio houses more butts of palo cortado – nine in total. Once again, this is super concentrated, but it’s also incredibly elegant, with bracing levels of acidity (officially 12g/l). The palate is linear and rapier sharp, but there’s a hint of creaminess to balance any notion of austerity. The saltiness is a little more hidden than in the amontillado, layered with hints of dried fruit, with a welcome, refreshing burst of orange zest on the finish. There’s a smokiness and a hint of tobacco leaf interwoven onto the palate, and the bitter notes of cocoa nibs. The finish lingers like a good perfume.

Drinking Window
2021 - 2030
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