As with the other wines, the fruit source is Pagos A̱ina and Carrascal. This wine is from a fruit selection of extremely fine young material which Paola hoped might develop naturally into Palo Cortado. It was set to age oxidatively from the get-go, in topped barrels fortified to 18 degrees. After 17 years' ageing the wine was finally classified Palo Cortado in 2018, and this is the first bottling as such.
Extremely fine, and silky wine, elegant and mineral. Golden mahogany to look at, complex tobacco-timber-mineral aromas, delicate and subtle in the mouth, the elusive fine-unctous double nature of Palo Cortado in clear view. Balanced persistence in a really long finish.