An update on the sherries of Bodegas Tradición
A quick note on the sherries from Bodegas Tradición which I had the great fortune to try again recently. These really are a range of best-in-class sherries across the board but three really stood out for me…again!
The 2014 bottling (I didn’t catch the exact saca date) of the Tradición Fino is superb. It’s full and intense showcasing its 12 years of average age but it also has slick and smooth texture; a deeply flavoured fino but still manages to glide across your palate. It’s a sherry that fits perfectly into the Tradición portfolio – complex and elegant.
The Palo Cortado is superbly focussed and elegant. These are the hallmarks of Tradición’s sherries and the Palo Cortado showcases them in spectacular fashion.
And then we have Tradición’s sublime Amontillado (I must admit that I constantly flip-flop as to whether I prefer the Palo Cortado or Amontillado). It’s packed full of salted nut and citrus peel character finishing bone dry with impeccable balance, finesse and outstanding persistence. Near-perfection.