Spare, elegant, detailed and beautiful, this is reserved and very fine-smelling. Hazelnut praline all through, great depth and definition without getting at all full. Long rancio, salted and spicy finish. Drinks like a great old brandy with wonderful fruit life. Yum. A single per annum bottling of one small butt in a Solera of just 5 butts. Average age more than 35 years.
Cayetano del Pino is a family business dating to the mid-1880s, it has since become an 'Almacenista' – an ageing warehouse, procuring and nurturing sherries in small lots for re-sale down the track with enhanced character. Sanchez Romate purchase and bottle the annual output of these tiny soleras, one each of 15 and 5 butts, with minimal filtration.