Rey Fernando de Castilla Palo Cortado Antique

43.95 36.32
Type of Wine Sherry
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Rey Fernando De Castilla
Grape Palomino
Content (Alc) 0.5 ltr (19%)
Drink window To 2028
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At Rey Fernando De Castilla two quality lines are used, the "Classic" and the "Antique". The special Antique series is formed by individual soleras that are not blended, cleared or filtered. The sherries are aged in oak for a long time. They are bottled in clear glass bottles to show their true color and hue. Nothing is hidden! Sherry's that can rightly be seen (and enjoyed!)! the wine has partially had 'Flor'. The taste of the wine is between an oloroso and an amontillado. Sherry's that are at least 25 years old are used here. It is striking that only 1-2% of all sherry develops into Palo Cortado. The storage time of the wine is almost endless, but further oxidation on the bottle is limited. Around 3000 bottles have been made from this series.

The color is gold to amber. The scent is very complex with traces of walnut, dried mushrooms, orange and mandarin peel, raisin, quince and balsamic notes. Clearly roasted. He has a hint of sweet in the scent. The taste is intensely absolutely gastromic, a ripe experience with many nutty aspects and dried fruit such as fig and raisin experience, Clear mandarin.

93/100 Parker  
94/100 Peñín

Vineyard for Rey Fernando de Castilla Palo Cortado Antique

When the world-famous 3-star chef and avid sherry lover Heston Blumenthal was looking for the best sherry for his perfect dish 'sherry trifle', he didn't have to search long. He immediately visited the cellars of bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla where he was warmly received by director Jan Pettersen from Norway. You can't think of a better reference… Jan Pettersen, one of the largest sherry ambassadors, took over Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla in 1999 after working for sherry giant Osborne for 15 years. He quickly turned the bodega, originally founded in 1837, into an absolute top producer of sherry and brandies. Rey Fernando de Castilla is a sherry bodega that makes only prestigious and premium sherry. The wines are not blended (!) And, for example, cold stabilization is omitted. Everything is about preserving the subtle and pure aromas of these distinct wines.

Bodega Rey Fernando de Castilla is located in the historic center of Jerez. In addition to the famous brandies, the most beautiful sherries from the area are made. From the light and elegant finos to the unique 'antique' sherries, they have all won prestigious awards. It has been decided to segment the product line into the 'classic' and the 'antique' line. The 'classic' line includes authentic and exemplary sherries such as fino, amontillado, manzanilla, pedro ximenez and the very high quality cream sherry, while the 'antique' line includes wines from individual soleras (not blended), which are not clarified nor filtered and aged on oak for a very long time. The sherries are bottled in clear glass bottles to show their true color and shade. After all, there is nothing to hide from this bodega.

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Type of Wine Sherry
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Rey Fernando De Castilla
Grape Palomino
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 19
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.5 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 90
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