Aging: Old Valdespino Oloroso with aging over 20 years. The solera was first started in 1842.
Notes: The color is mahogany. On the nose there are hints of caramel, toasted almonds, and apricots. The palate has a great acidity and a very long persistent finish.
Publication: Wine advocate
The NV Don Gonzalo Oloroso 20 Anos VOS, produced with Palomino grapes from the Carrascal vineyards, is fermented in stainless steel and aged for over 20 years in oak botas. It is a very serious Oloroso, even if it’s not totally dry. It offers bitter almonds, hazelnuts, incense, Cuban cigar ash, and dark chocolate as well as a complex, a very intense, round and ample palate. This wine really fills your mouth. Very intense and with great acidity, it represents very good value for the quality it delivers. A tamed beast. Drink 2013-2019.
Publication: Wine Spectator
Features toffee, singed alder and steeped tobacco leaf notes, but remains polished, with a caressing feel, offering accents of bitters, cardamom and clove on the finish. Shows an understated intensity. - JM