Initially fortified to 15% ABV for the development of flor but later classified as a potential palo cortado. In this case it ages biologically for one year before proceeding to oxidative ageing.
On the nose it iscaramelly, with plenty of toasted hazelnuts and toffee. Also turrón, hints of honey and orange peels. There are some pungent coastal notes and hints of hay in the background, which are the result of the period of flor, but the oxidative side is slightly bigger. Just a hint of butter, as well as some oak char in the distance.
On the palate it is ample and rounded. There’s a big toasted side again: roasted hazelnuts and cashews, slightly burnt walnut cake and dried fruits. Tobacco leaves. It’s gently bitter (dried herbs) and it shows a nice lemony acidity throughout. Saline echoes as well. Long, drying finish on warm oak.