Friday, February 1, 2019

February Wine Pick: Emilio Hidalgo Fino Sherry


It's February again and that means I've got a fortified wine to warm you up in between the shovelings! And this year I'm going with a Fino Sherry!

Sherry just isn't for cooking. You should be drinking it more than you cook with it because it really is delicious when you buy a good one and not one of those sodium overdose cooking sherries. Sherry has a very specific oxidized and saline profile. Fino is a specific kind of Sherry that spends time in the barrel under a layer of yeast called the flor, which lends its unique character.  A little bit about the winery: Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo was founded in 1874 and is currently run by its fifth generation of Hidalgo's.

This is 100% Palamino. The color of the wine is a golden yellow. Caramel leads the charge of aromas, followed by dried apricots, prunes, brown sugar, and almonds. Fantastic nose. On the palate it's a lighter bodied Sherry, as it should be, with a nice salinity to its mouthfeel and bright acidity. There's flavors of apricots, almonds, Greek olives, and yeast. It feels and tastes so good on the finish that there's no rush to take another sip. Which is a good thing because it has a 15% ABV. Take your time and enjoy.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $16
Rating: 4.5/5 = Recommended / Highly Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was purchased by myself for the purpose of this review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.
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