Valdespino, Single Cask Macharnudo Palo Cortado, 2000
Toffee on the nose and some ripe, pungent tropical fruit, very delicate, grapey, some green character there, also toffee and mint, candied orange, ripe stone fruit. On the palate there are Murray Mints, a fine tang of salinity, roasted nut, high preserved lemon notes. A tidal rush of salinity as the juice irrigates the dry finish. A ripe, intense, almost animal flavour on a very long finish. Astonishing.