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It’s not a Mystery – Bodegas Lagar Blanco Palo Cortado

Earlier this month we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh of four special wines from Montilla-Moriles.

Today we are going to review the Palo Cortado from Bodegas Lagar Blanco.

The official notes on this wine.

This is a limited production wine, considered a rarity, as it collects the best qualities of the Amontillado and Oloroso wines.

The criadera & solera at Lagar Blanco

The criaderas & soleras at Lagar Blanco

It is made from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes and has spent at least 19 years in a 50 year old American oak cask criadera & solera system.

Colour: Amber gold

Nose: An outstandingly complex Palo Cortado with bitter and nutty hints and with memories of an apothecary’s shop.

Palate: In mouth, initially it is light Oloroso-like then develops to a sharp & voluptuous velvety mouth feel.

Finish:  Sweet and syrupy but dry, nutty with light chocolate and coffee.

Recommended Food Pairings: Aperitifs of cured meats like iberian pork ham & loin; mojama (salt cured tuna) or smoked cod / haddock

How to Serve: Lightly chilled (8 Cº to 12 Cº) in a white wine glass

Overall we agree with most of the official notes above.

On the nose we also get unripe bananas and a hint of yeast with maple syrup on the palate and the finish is definitely very dry.

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