Bodegas Tradición Oloroso VORS Sherry, NV, 750ml
Nose: a very fragrant nose, almost voluptuous, with lots of fruity notes (plums, apricots), a good dose of polished oak and whiffs of exotic spices. Wax candles. Soft tobacco notes and used leather. Hazelnuts and pecans. Candied orange peel. There’s also a kind of mint / rosemary aroma that is really uplifting and refreshing. Faint hints of balsamic. Great complexity, you can smell this all night.
Mouth: the same kind of opulence but very pure overall, with a slightly surprising salty tang that works very well. Vivid acidity as well, balanced by a roundness of nuts and chocolate. It’s completely dry though, with clear hints of tobacco and soft herbal notes. Some bitter orange peel, grapefruit and faint oak tannins towards the end. Less complex than on the nose. Long finish, citrusy with hints of toasted oak.