Valdespino "Tio Diego" Amontillado Jerez

SKU #1124287 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Tio Diego Amontillado Palomino from the Macharnudo vineyard, is fermented in botas, aged biologically for 10 years under flor in a solera separated from Inocente, and with a further five years of oxidative aging. It has a beautiful, perfumed nose of dry flowers, very elegant and clean, subtle, with some saline notes, both in the nose and the palate, where it is balanced, medium-bodied and elegant. A very fine Amontillado, showing superb value for a 15-year-old wine. Drink 2013-2019.  (8/ 2013)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 Notes of limestone and salt frame the center of this Amontillado, a wine focused on walnut richness and earthy detail, the peaty scent recalling an aged whisky. While it’s intense in both flavors and acidity, the components strike an impressive balance. Like its sibling, Inocente (recommended on the next page), Tío Diego is fermented in old American oak botas of around 500 liters, a practice that many bodegas in Jerez have abandoned in favor of stainless steel.  (10/ 2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Smoky and taut, featuring date, dried orange peel, clove, singed sandalwood and salted caramel notes. The dry, nervy finish has lots of tension. Begs for salted almonds. Drink now.  (10/ 2013)

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Other White Wines

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
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Sherry