Tío Pepe Cuatro Palmas
Crowned as Champion of Champions in the International Wine Challenge 2019. Only half a cask is bottled of this 52 year old Amontillado.
Time and the winery have taken care of this Amontillado Muy Viejo, transforming it into a ‘Handkerchief wine’, a true perfume. It has been ageing for 52 years, where the selection and origin of Tio Pepe have made the ifference in this impressive wine.Bottled from cask number 5 in Bodega La Constancia Solera Museo.
This Tio Pepe Palmas collection, in which this year I have counted on the priceless help of Peter Liem who is recognised as a Sherry and fortified wine expert, is in itself a truely magical representation of the biological ageing and Tio Pepe’s capability of developing over time.
Variety100% Palomino Fino
Alcoholic content21,45% vol.
Intense mahogany colour with amber shades, yet clean and bright. High glycerine content and persistent legs
The wine shows an overwhelming, very dry, direct, profound and almost wild palate. Its finish is impressive, round, showing a perfect balance between acidity and ageing with notes of iodine, brine, cocoa and caramel. The aftertaste is like a dream come true, where the roasted and balsamic flavours blend together with the salinity and bitterness make this wine a true legend.
Spectacular, complex and profound nose, reminding you of antique furniture, cedar, lacquer and varnish. Pure concentration where we can still appreciate the origin of biological ageing
This is a difficult decision that encourages you to enjoy of this great Amontillado in moments of meditation and calm, or even it is possible to enjoy it reading a good book or having a nice conversation as well. Dried salted tuna and salted fish, matured cheese or the contrast with pure cocoa as well are recommended experiences. Suitable for vegans