When we were in Spain recently we fell in love with Sherry all over again. The lighter styles of Fernando de Castilla won our hearts on this occasion. Initially we tasted the excellent Antique Fino (£18.99) which is creamy and delicate but with the most wonderfully crisp and clean finish. It’s a million miles away from traditional young Fino and you’ll find the difference astonishing. Next up came the Antique Amontillado (£25.99) which is just full of character. The extra couple of degrees of alcohol carry quite a punch and the flavour in this just goes on and on. One to sip and savour.More...
14th March 2013
Aromas of gentle green fruit - gooseberry, apple and greengage with a nice ripple of citrus. A subtle yet lively palate of lime and lemon with a tangerine peel twist. Vibrant yet balanced acidity holds the fruit up and there's a fine streak of minerality too. Very enticing when young but will get even better if allowed some time.