|95||International Wine Challenge||Walnut, salty snap and chamomile on the finish. Youthful energy but showing its age as well. Great showing and great length!
Gold Winner 2018
|92||Wine Spectator||Fresh and open in feel, with notes of date, salted caramel, green tea, hazelnut and singed orange peel. Reveals a flattering echo of sweetness in the background but remains firmly on the dry side. Drink now. 1,525 cases made, 100 cases imported. — JM
|92||Guia Penin||2016 Guia Penin|
|91||The Wine Enthusiast||A tawny color and mild but smooth aromas of roasted nuts and yeasty flor lead to a fresh and zingy palate with bright acidity and a lean-to-medium body. Tart citrus flavors are backed by nutty toffee notes, while this finishes long and steady, with length propelled by popping acidity. Drink through 2030.
Michael Schachner - Issue # April 2021
|16.5/20||Jancis Robinson.com||Salty and nutty with dry, chewy fruit, raisined and savoury with great concentration and a good amount of persistence. Dry and vibrant.
Richard Hemming MW, September 2015
|****||Sherry Notes||As a medium-aged Amontillado this should pair well with mackerel or tuna, or with poultry dishes.
Nose: full-bodied, very nutty (beurre noisette, roasted hazelnut), then some nice wild flower honey, blood oranges and caramel. Vanilla, light hints of dried apricots and furniture polish. Quite a rounded, toffeed Amontillado, the minerality and coastal notes are still there but in the background.
Mouth: fairly high acidity, with more saline notes now. Still plenty of nutty notes (walnuts, hazelnuts) and earthy touches. A hint of peppery oak, honey. Long, warm finish with hints of chamomile and a bit of spicy heat.
Summary: A really nice medium-aged Amontillado, with lots of round, nutty notes on the nose and a good mix of acidity, caramel and oak on the palate. Worth checking out.