Wine tasting note: 1970 Gonzalez Byass Vintage

1970 Gonzalez Byass Vintage

1st Jun 1999 Sherry Fortified Other

[Vintage sherry is almost unheard of. This wine has not been through a solera system and is unfined and has reached about 24% abv. Apparently fetching between UKP60 and 150 per bottle] Bright orange gold paling/greening at rim. Gorgeous apricot and honey nose with floral, perfumed notes - similar to sherried malt whiskies! Medium bodied, intense, tangy and alcoholic with lots of oak and a herby, orangy flavour. The finish is long, dry and spicy with hints of tobacco. Elegant and delicate yet concentrated, this is an incredible wine.

Wine Tasting: Gonzalez Byass Sherries with Brian Calder