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Bodegas Barbadillo

Bodegas Barbadillo Palo Cortado 'Obispo Gascon'


Country: Spain

Region: Cádiz

Type: Sherry

Grape: Palomino

Dating to 1821, Barbadillo is the reference house of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where they own 500 hectares of their own vines, vinify all their own base wines, and age their sherries in a panoply of historic bodegas, most of them exposed to the fresh sea breezes wafting through the Barrio Alto.

Palo Cortados are wines produced from very fine must, initially fortified to 15% by volume and their casks are marked with a “palo,” or slash. Once the sobretabla stage is completed, if the tasters note the existence of certain very specific characteristics in some of the casks in which the flor has been maintained, they will mark it as a potential Palo Cortado by drawing a horizontal line across the original slash mark. The wine is then again fortified to above 17% by volume, thus redirecting the process of oxidative aging.

Aromas of walnuts, caramel and candied oranges, and flavors of dried orange peel, brine and bitter chocolate. Tangy, smooth and elegant.