XC Palo Cortado, de Ida y Vuelta

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

RRP £350

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.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Fortified

Grape Varieties

Palomino

Alcohol

21.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2023

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Andalusia

Sub-region

Jerez-Xeres-Sherry DOC

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Solera rebels

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Natasha Hughes MW

UK Stockist

Global Stockist

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