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Roberto Amillo La Saca Centennial Solera Palo Cortado Sherry (500ml)

Jerez, SPAIN
$350. 00 Bottle
$4200.00 Dozen
ABV: 22%
Other reviews... There is a new selection from sherry collector Roberto Amillo, who has now joined forces with the Altanza winery from La Rioja to purchase and bottle the NV La Saca Palo Cortado, which comes from a centenary solera purchased from a family. The wine has notes of rusty iron and saltpeter that took me to a phase of biological aging in the wine, and it also has plenty of oak, even with some creaminess and spiciness from the oak (noticeable especially in the nose). It had notes of nutmeg and felt spicier as it sat in the glass. I tasted it next to some 30- to 40-year-old wines, and it seemed of approximately the same age. The palate is medium-bodied, with some sharpness and elegance. I'd call it an Amontillado rather than Palo Cortado. It does have elegance and intensity, but it's narrow rather than round, and it seems to have been concentrated due to being untouched for a number of years. 360 half-liter bottles produced per year.
94 points - Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate Issue 243 End of June 2019

98 points - Guía Peñin - 1# SPANISH PALO CORTADO