Barbadillo Obispo Gascon Palo Cortado 15yo

Barbadillo Obispo Gascon Palo Cortado 15yo

Wine: Barbadillo ‘Obispo Gascon’ Palo Cortado 15 Year Old

Producer: Barbadillo

Country: Spain

Region: Andalucia / Jerez

Vintage: NV

Style: Fortified Wine – Sherry

Blend: Palomino Fino

ABV: 21.5%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: NO

 

Notes: A beautiful amber colour, clear & brilliant in appearance. Intense on the nose with hints of fine wood, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg & crystallised fruits. Due to its age, it is dry & powerful on the palate, but at the same time demonstrates delicacy & finesse. It has a wonderfully long finish to enhance the overall experience.

Palo Cortado belongs to the oloroso family. However, it is characterized by having a noticeable finesse in comparison to those wines destined to be olorosos, & because of this it is set aside by the cellar master for a specific ageing. Palo Cortado translates as “cut stick” & the wine gets its name from the symbol the cellar overseer chalks on the barrels when he tastes the wine.

 

Producer Info: The Barbadillo family are one of the key players in the Sherry trade. From their base in the coastal city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the very southwest tip of Spain, the family have forged a reputation as one of the biggest & best Sherry producers.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Barbadillo family continue to push the boundaries & set the trend in what is an increasingly challenging Sherry market. Barbadillo was founded by Don Beningo & Don Manuel Barbadillo in 1821. It was Don Beningo’s fortune, acquired through his business enterprises in Mexico, that allowed the family to purchase their first Bodega, the ‘Bodega del Toro’, near the ‘Castillo de San Diego’, in the heart of Sanlucar’s old high town. A vitally important location for maturing Sherry, the high town occupies the ridge of a hill overlooking the rest of Sanlucar, & the Atlantic Ocean. Its height gives unbeatable access to winds that blow in from the sea. This allows the Bodegas with their high ceilings & classic huge circular windows to regulate their temperature & capture moisture essential for propagating ‘flor’, a layer of yeast cells that float on the surface of the wine inside the casks. It is ‘flor’ that gives Manzanilla its character & instantly recognisable saline flavour.

Today’s seventh winemaking generation own 12 Bodegas, housing 30,000 Sherry butts, many of which are fed with wines sourced from Palomino Fina grapes grown at the family’s 500 hectare Gilbabin & San Luisa vineyards in the Jerez Superior.
These solid foundations have resulted in Barbadillo producing some of the world’s most famous Sherry brands.

£32.99

Description

Wine: Barbadillo ‘Obispo Gascon’ Palo Cortado 15 Year Old

Producer: Barbadillo

Country: Spain

Region: Andalucia / Jerez

Vintage: NV

Style: Fortified Wine – Sherry

Blend: Palomino Fino

ABV: 21.5%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: NO

 

Notes: A beautiful amber colour, clear & brilliant in appearance. Intense on the nose with hints of fine wood, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg & crystallised fruits. Due to its age, it is dry & powerful on the palate, but at the same time demonstrates delicacy & finesse. It has a wonderfully long finish to enhance the overall experience.

Palo Cortado belongs to the oloroso family. However, it is characterized by having a noticeable finesse in comparison to those wines destined to be olorosos, & because of this it is set aside by the cellar master for a specific ageing. Palo Cortado translates as “cut stick” & the wine gets its name from the symbol the cellar overseer chalks on the barrels when he tastes the wine.

 

Producer Info: The Barbadillo family are one of the key players in the Sherry trade. From their base in the coastal city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the very southwest tip of Spain, the family have forged a reputation as one of the biggest & best Sherry producers.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Barbadillo family continue to push the boundaries & set the trend in what is an increasingly challenging Sherry market. Barbadillo was founded by Don Beningo & Don Manuel Barbadillo in 1821. It was Don Beningo’s fortune, acquired through his business enterprises in Mexico, that allowed the family to purchase their first Bodega, the ‘Bodega del Toro’, near the ‘Castillo de San Diego’, in the heart of Sanlucar’s old high town. A vitally important location for maturing Sherry, the high town occupies the ridge of a hill overlooking the rest of Sanlucar, & the Atlantic Ocean. Its height gives unbeatable access to winds that blow in from the sea. This allows the Bodegas with their high ceilings & classic huge circular windows to regulate their temperature & capture moisture essential for propagating ‘flor’, a layer of yeast cells that float on the surface of the wine inside the casks. It is ‘flor’ that gives Manzanilla its character & instantly recognisable saline flavour.

Today’s seventh winemaking generation own 12 Bodegas, housing 30,000 Sherry butts, many of which are fed with wines sourced from Palomino Fina grapes grown at the family’s 500 hectare Gilbabin & San Luisa vineyards in the Jerez Superior.
These solid foundations have resulted in Barbadillo producing some of the world’s most famous Sherry brands.

Additional information

Vintage

NV

country

Type

Abv

21.50%