No longer showing its pale straw colour when the wine was bottled, this single vineyard Inocente Fino sherry made by Valdespino has a bright, light-golden core with a pronounced aroma of citrus peel, almonds and green olives. On the palate this wine exhibits minerality, a delicate herbal tone, brine and creamy, nutty flavours. Medium-plus to long finish, with a sharp and refreshing kick. Bottled in 2010, this Fino definitely stood the test of time.
Fine, persistent bubbles and nice mousse; fresh green fruit, nuts, fresh lime on the nose; plenty of refreshing, acidic citrus fruit notes on the palate, dry, clean, crisp and filled with mineral tones. Medium-plus finish with a tinge of phenolic aftertaste. I was surprised a lot of people who tried the bubbly actually liked it (before I told them it’s a natural wine). I guess Domaine de l’Octavin did something right 🙂
they were quite excellent and showed very well that evening but I guess I am, after all, not a big Bordeaux drinker. The so-called “undrinkable” 2003 was not as bad as others claimed it to be. In fact, quite the opposite I’d say – at least for the Pavillon Rouge.