fortified wine

Gonzalez Byass, XC Palo Cortado, de Ida y Vuelta NV

RRP 350 per bottle
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96
Tasted on
01/02/2019
Tasted by
Natasha Hughes MW
Tasted in
London

Back in the (17th-18th century) day, it was customary for sherry to be matured on trips to the Indies and back. Gonzalez Byass created an interesting experiment based on this historical fact, sending a barrel of 1990 Palo Cortado on a return trip to South America in 2018. After the journey, the wine was bottled and is now sold alongside a smaller bottle of the original stay-at-home wine for comparison. It’s clear that the well-travelled wine has evolved, gaining intensity and nutty, complex, oxidative maturity along the way. 96 points for the wine, but 100 points for sheer historical interest.

Drinking Window
2019 - 2023
Colour
White
Wine Style
Fortified
Alcohol
21.5%
Country
Spain
Region
Andalusia
Sub-region
Jerez-Xeres-Sherry DOC
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Palomino