Varietal notes: 75% Palomino Fino, 25% Pedro Ximenez
Aging: Isabela is an old oloroso blended with some PX from El Candado. Some of the blend ages together. In total the oxidative aging exceeds 15 years.
Notes: Dark mahogany in color. Aromas of dried fruits, oak and raisins. The palate is smooth, well balanced, rich and complex with a very long finish.
Publication: Wine advocate
The NV Isabela is a Cream Sherry produced as a blend of Oloroso made with Palomino and Pedro Ximénez at 17.5% alcohol and some 120 grams of residual sugar. It's a dark mahogany color with a nose of incense, spices, dates and raisins and a very sweet palate with flavors of sugar cane that are a little roasted.
Valdespino belongs to Grupo Estévez, who ages and amazing 35,000 butts of sherry in their winery in the outskirts of Jerez.
Publication: Wine Spectator
The rum raisin, date and burnt orange peel notes are nicely melded, with fruitcake and licorice root accents, all allied to a juicy, lush frame. - JM