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Flor

I think I have only the F fino left to complete the set of these! A definite citrus dimension to this very good quality …

Tried the 2011 release in the shop, which surprisingly was better – more complex – in retrospect. Notably deep gold – almost oxidised in …

Surprise find in Waitrose, and good value. Not the most complex VORS, but still pretty good – particularly for a sweetened style. Deep amber, …

Bought this after tasting Hidalgo-La Gitana’s full range with Javier Hidalgo at POTG, and this was the finest. Medium-depth amber, with tawny glints. Broad …

A touch woody, and slightly alcoholic on the finish are the only detractions from an otherwise very good drink. Though labelled “exceptional age”, this …

Hot on the tail of the 2nd Tip Pepe ‘En Rama’ bottlings, Gonzalez-Byass came out with this series of differently aged Fino bottlings: 1, …

A second in Domecq’s VORS ‘designer’-styled set, and aptly-named from a flavour profile. Also, another very good, old Palo Cortado. Deep amber – with …

The Sherry Odyssey continues… Another from Romate, and The Wine Society. A pretty good, off-dry Amontillado, very much in the nutty style. Medium-depth copper …

Another unfiltered, longer-aged Fino (hence “Perdido”), with distinctly unusual, and complex character. Deep gold, with a medium, watery rim. On the nose, this jumped-out …

A pretty good Palo Cortado in the nutty, woody style. Mid-amber with a broad, golden rim. Wood-led, fairly intense nose: polished mahogany, walnut marzipan, …