VALDESPINO “Viejo C.P.” Single Vineyard Dry Palo Cortado Sherry 

(Jerez, Spain) $49

Valdespino—one of the oldest Sherry bodegas—makes bone dry Sherries that are so concentrated and rich they have atomic density. This Palo Cortado, for example, has laser-focused deliciousness, complex nutty flavors, and crashing waves of vivid minerality. Right now, as winter surrounds us, Palo Cortados like this are fantastic aperitifs with some slices of great Spanish jamón and dried cheeses like Manchego and Idiazábal. This Sherry would also be superb in place of bourbon in a Manhattan. (A sacrilege perhaps, but you have to taste it to believe it). (20% abv)

97 points KM

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