Bodegas Tradicion Fino Sherry, NV, 750ml
Nose: intense and aromatic – a big yeasty nose albeit more towards the mature, slightly oxidative register of course. A lot of hay aromas, green olive tapenade, sandy beaches, bruised apple and dried seaweed. It is well rounded by age, with a subtle buttery edge and (roasted) almond notes. Also dried lemon peels, a herbal touch and light umami / meaty notes (which admittedly disappear after airing).
Mouth: a nicely oily mouthfeel, still showing this kind of ripe body and buttery hint of sweetness that makes it come across quite round. At least in the beginning: it develops plenty of green olive flavours, hints of citrus and intense saline notes as well. It shows a nice balance of bittersweet, saline and acidic elements. In the end this Fino fades on a mineral dryness, with leafy notes, hazelnut and coastal notes.