The Antique Palo Cortado is among the oldest wines available from this bodega. It averages over 30 years in age. It is produced with grapes from older vines on a vineyard in the highly regarded Pago Balbaina, to the West of Jerez de la Frontera.
Nose: highly aromatic and very elegant, with orange marmalade and bright hints of lime juice. Some roasted almonds and hazelnuts. Marzipan and caramel. It also shows a delicately exotic spicy side, with rose pepper, aniseed and hints of incense. Soft coastal notes as well.
Mouth: full flavoured, very balanced. Not too dry actually, but with a nice salty tang and good acidity. Burnt toast and hints of dried figs. Walnuts and hazelnuts. Hints of eucalyptus. Ponzu and citrus, a little juniper. Some waxy / resinous notes too. Long finish.