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Gonzalez Byass Dos Palmas

Derek - Wed, December 04, 2013

Gonzalez Byass

Dos Palmas Sherry – from the 3rd Annual Release

97/100

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Gonzales Byass wine maker Antonia Flores uses the traditional system to classify the butts – a “palma” or chalk mark. There are four classifications Una, Dos, Tres and Cuatro with the Cuatro being the oldest some forty years in age. The Dos Palmas comes from eight year old casks ones which have still retained a delicate covering of Flor, finos that started their life in the Tio Pepe solera and although Fino is character are moving towards Fino / Amontillado delicate yet with an intensity of flavour.

The nose is fresh and citrusy with a salty tang light and fragrant and although the palate starts fresh it fills out in the middle apricot in character with depth and richness lovely and concentrated intense. The citrusy salty freshness is there at the back slightly nutty with flor showing on the long and persistent finish.

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