N.V. Hidalgo - "Wellington" 30 Year Old Palo Cortado VORS Sherry

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Wellington 30 Year Old Palo Cortado VORS - Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry (12/12/2012)
-- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind over 2 days --

NOSE: very expressive; tawny; salinic; old wood furniture; some oak; hint of dried/candied ginger; could smell this all day long.

BODY: amber-tinged dark tan color; medium bodied; some sediment in the bottle.

TASTE: Wow! Very salinic; powerful presence; LOL!; almond and toasted almond; Bergamot tea; the power really belies its medium weight; hint of toffee on the long finish, which is of medium-strong to strong intensity; acidity is high and almost surprising in its assertiveness; each sip is worth 5 minutes in heaven; intense salinity and acidity; some oak; 19% alc. is not noticeable; LOL-good stuff right here. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

B: 50, 5, 14, 19, 10 = (98 pts.)

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