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Valdespino - Contrabandista Amontillado NV (750ml)


Price: $43.99

Quantity in Stock: 5
Producer Valdespino
Country Spain
Region Jerez
Varietal Palomino
Sku 8412449102948
Size 750ml

Valdespino Description

The wine is fermented naturally in very old oak barrels. They remain in this "sobretabla" for 1 year fermenting to about 12% alcohol and forming the flor. The wine is then removed from the lees and fortified to 15% and introduced to the first "criadera" or level of the Tio Diego solera.


Dark amber in color. Aromatics of hazelnuts with a smooth and persistent palate.

Wine Advocate: 89 Points

The NV Contrabandista is a blend of the style called medium dry that is usually a very commercial category of cheap sherries. It is an off-dry blend of Palomino produced in an Amontillado way (biological + oxidative aging) and around 5% Pedro Ximénez with 30 grams of residual sugar which averages 18 years of age. It's has a mahogany color, with a bright amber border with aromas of dates and raisins that give a sapid, bittersweet sensation in a medium-bodied palate of moderate sweetness. This is easy to drink. Valdespino belongs to Grupo Estévez, who ages and amazing 35,000 butts of sherry in their winery in the outskirts of Jerez.

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