£ 114.95, 37.5 cl
This unique Palo Cortado 'Macharnudo' boasts an almost limitless, myriad of flavours from dried fruits, orange zest, hazlenut and figs. It is amazingly bright and fresh on the palate with hints of walnuts, toffee and spice which lingers on the finish. This wine is everything that we love about Valdespino sherries in a single glass and truly is something special.
Valdespino is one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production going back six centuries. Back in 1264, Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought against the Arabs for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X. As a reward for his efforts, he was given the land that formed the basis of the bodega. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, who purchased the bodega in 1999. They own 750 hectares of vineyards in Jerez, including the renowned 'Macharnudo' Pago. This vineyard ownership allows Valdespino very close control over grape quality. They are one of the few bodegas to make single-vineyard Sherries and are also renowned for their VOS (Very Old Sherry) with over 20 years of ageing and VORS (Very Old Rare Sherry) with over 30 years of ageing.