Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Rama 75cl 15% ABV
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Released once a year and now in its tenth edition, Tio Pepe En Rama is a classic when it comes to unfiltered Fino sherry. For 2019 it comes from a selection of 62 casks (from a total of around 20,000 barrels in their bodegas), chosen for their intense notes of flor yeast. This release has been given the hashtag #GenteEnRama (En Rama people). Like previous years, its label is inspired by old bottles from González Byass’ archives. This year, winemaker Antonio Flores worked with his daughter Silvia Flores to make the selection. She is learning from his broad experience – this is probably the next generation being prepared. The nose is a brooding mix of warm, dusty and humid notes (haybales, cellars and old attics, wet wool, old wood) as well as dried fruits (almonds, hazelnuts). Dry and very sapid on the palet, with Lemon peel, Salted almonds and apples. The finish is long and salty while bringing back some of that dusty, yeasty power of the nose.