(Valdespino (Grupo Estévez))
When one talks of Valdespino, one is talking in a broad sense of an important part of Jerez’s history and in particular of their unique wines. The history of these wines it officially started up in 1875. Profound wines that ooze Andalucia through and through, matured over decades in soleras that are wine history, locked in and protected by old oak, and the distinguishing marks of this sublime bodega.
Dark mahogany brown with golden iodised glints, very seductive. Extremely dense in the glass and displaying an abundance of very slow tears.
Plenty of toasty notes that bring to mind masses of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramelised sugar, sweet tobacco and black fruit preserve.
Very generous mid-palate, very dense but extremely fresh. Hints of liquorice, cocoa, bitter chocolate and dried figs. A never-ending finish with delicious acidity that makes it a very refined, elegant wine.
The precise age is unknown of the soleras that give life to this time-aged Moscatel, which is recognised by the press as one of the most outstanding sweet wines in the world, but it is reckoned they could exceed 80 years old. With around 365 grams of sugar per litre and an excellent acidity that makes light of them, it is undoubtedly one of those wines that leaves a lifelong impression when tried and clouds the mind as we realise what nectar we have drunk. It is no simple task to marry this historic wine with a light type of dish, since this Moscatel could be considered a meal in itself, but if you are lucky enough to taste it with the magnificent Postre Láctico made by pastry chef Jordi Roca, you will probably think you are in patisserie heaven.
Serving temperature: from 8 to 10º C
Recommended glass: Riedel, Vitis Collection, Riesling glass.