Gonzalez Byass, Fino Sherry ‘Dos Palmas’ NV

£21.50 (50cl)

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SKU: SPGB16NVF

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This is a wine which has spent 8 years ageing covered with a layer of flor, a process that accentuates its character, where the albariza soil and the cellar are present. The Solera, is made of a total of 150 casks from which numbers 41 and 75 have been selected.

Tasting note

Dos Palmas is an old and wise fino with a bright colour, tinged with green. You can perceive oxidative aromas on the nose and a powerful palate, structured with a lingering end.

About the producer

González-Byass is one of the most iconic estates in Jerez, producing some of the region’s finest wines for over 175 years. We are thrilled to offer a handpicked selection of their rarest and oldest Sherries. Named after the palma chalk used by winemaker Antonio Flores and the cellar masters to mark a wine’s maturity, the ‘Palmas’ range is fuller bodied and intensely aromatic. Matured in oak casks for a minimum of 30 years, their Rare Old Solera Sherries are a true expression of some of the world’s finest and rarest wines.



Jancis Robinson (Purple Pages jancisrobinson.com):

2018 bottling. Average age 8 years.Deep straw. Nutty yet refreshing with a top note of green apples. Lots to chew on. Quite pungent on the very long finish. Points: 16.5 . Date Tasted: 16/04/2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

I found a lot of character in the nose of the 2018 bottling of the NV Fino Dos Palmas with notes of iodine, low tide, seaweed and rusty nails. The palate is concentrated and full, with pungent, clean and precise flavors and the drying sensation of a long aging under flor. I would have said the wine could have been older than the eight years under flor that they stated. 1,335 half-liter bottles were filled in October 2018. (Luis Gutiérrez) Points: 92. Issue Date: 28/06/2019

Decanter Magazine (decanter.com):

Fino is all the better with age, as the veil of flor dies out and the oxygen begins to add complexing notes. Dos Palmas, the big brother to Tío Pepe at 8 years old, shows the individuality of the cellar with great refinement and memorable intensity. (Tasted by Sarah Jane Evans MW) Points: 93. Date Tasted: 01/11/2013

Jamie Goode (wineanorak.com):

Eight years old. Gonzalez Byass have 120 casks of this age called Fino Amontillado. This is a selection of just two. Complex, refined, nutty and detailed with hints of caramel and almonds as well as some tomato umami. There’s olive brine on the finish. Lovely acidity. Points 94/100. Date Published: 11/11/2017

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