Jerez-Xeres. This was a standout among a strong set of quite affordable sherries from Barbadillo. This is made up of Palomino Fino aged oxidatively for 12 years in a solera. The nose shows a dried oak spice, pan cooked high oil nuts (brazil nuts) and a core of minerality. The palate has a great texture to it. D&M Tasting Notes
The Oloroso Cuco is aged in different bodegas owned by Barbadillo, but mostly in the bodega Don Guillermo. Grapes are grown on 30 year-old vines in the pagos Gibalbin and Santa Lucía in the Jerez Superior area. I’ve read there are 13 criaderas in this solera system (quite a lot for an Oloroso, even for Sanlúcar), with just short of 6000 botas. This wine in turn feeds the solera of the Oloroso VORS.
A couple of months ago Barbadiloo introduced a new label design, rather minimal with a white background. This Oloroso is estimated at around 15 years old, but obviously it can only mention the official category 12 Years. The Sherry Notes.com
Barbadillo 12 YR Cuco Oloroso Sherry
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- SKU #: 6973