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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 …

This is a bit cheeky – labelled not only Solera Gran Reserva, but also ‘rare Sherry, some of which is very old’… but it …

Nice, modern, designer packaging – with a fully wraparound label, that I had to tear off! Heavy bottle though… And a quality of wine …

Not a renowned vintage for Noval, as they were going through a lean period, pre-AXA, and this is starting to show its age. Nevertheless, …

Dessert was a superb, dense chocolate mousse, with caramel ice cream, and red fruit sauces. After an initial thought of tawny Port to match …

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, …

Oops! Obviously liked this enough to put it in twice… self-evidently with the same tasting note!

Out of place, this entry, having flipped with Botaina. But either way, a superb VORS Oloroso, with a classy bottle design to match (albeit …