quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Hidalgo El Tresillo Amontillado
93POINTS
17¼/20

Hidalgo El Tresillo Amontillado NV

Sherry Jerez - Manzanilla, SpainEl Tresillo was a card game that older generations of the Hidalgo family played in the bodega. Participants in this leisurely rite would sneak a taste or two from the solera before dealing each round, enough so that the solera eventually adopted the name of the game. Today it is one of Hidalgo’s oldest soleras, and its bottlings are considered a family treasure. This solera was started in 1874. The wine started life as a Fino, matured for more than ten years underneath the flor. It then spent an additional five years in contact with oxygen, changing its characteristics from that of pure Fino to something special - both marked by biological evolution and influenced by the oxidation. Roasted almonds, salted pistachios, subtle smoked peat, some dried tea leaves, dried seville orange, are threaded with a line of caramel and dosed amply with sea salts. Length is fantastic.Tasted: 25 April 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 66.00 private wine shops Producer: Emilio HildagoDistributors: Altus Wines
Grape: Palomino FinoCSPC: 36627UPC: 8411985018744