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Valdespino Fino Inocente JerezBlend from Spain

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  • 94+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Wine & Spirits
  • 93 Decanter
  • 92 Wine Spectator
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Please note, this product is a 375 mL bottle.

About

94+

As with many other wines from the José Estévez group, there is a special bottling of Valdespino's flagship NV Fino Inocente in magnum, but in this case they have kept the bottles for six months as the wine is from the saca otoño 2016, the autumn bottling from 2016. So the wine is offered with some extra bottle age. It has all that you expect from Inocente, a long aging wine fermented in bota from grapes grown exclusively in the Macharnudo Alto vineyard and bottled with an average age of ten years. All the textbook aromas and flavors are there, coupled with the elegance and mineral intensity the Macharnudo white chalky soils provide. Customers who purchase one of this scarce magnums probably know Inocente already. This will have a longer development in bottle.

94 Wine & Spirits

Inocente is one of the only Fino Sherries (and perhaps the only one) that still follows the tradition of fermentation in wood. The slow exposure to oxygen as it ages in barrels increases the wine’s aromatic complexity, the notes fanning out beyond salt and citrus toward herbs and smoke. It feels tense and firm, driven by electric acidity, ready for tapas, like boquerones or fried baitfish.

93 Decanter

A textbook Fino. A single vineyard wine, this is the last remaining Fino to be fermented in oak butts. It is aged for some ten years yet carries its age very lightly. This is superbly complex - think salted Marcona almonds and tangy green olives, with a thrillingly dry character.

92 Wine Spectator

High-pitched, featuring talc, chamomile, chalk and jicama notes, followed by a pure, stone-tinged finish. Very graceful, lacy and long. Drink now.

Product Detail

Item # 112160
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Sub-Region Jerez
Ratings

94+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Wine & Spirits

93 - Decanter

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage N/A
Color White
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Palomino, Pedro Ximenez
Size 375mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste bitter almond, pale lemon, raisin, molasses, dried fruit, coffee, orange peel, vanilla and butterscotch
Nose bitter almond, pale lemon, raisin, molasses, dried fruit, coffee, orange peel, vanilla and butterscotch