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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Wellington 30 Year Old Palo Cortado VORS

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6/19/2015 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Amazing Palo Cortado--don't have notes but lovely fragrant nose of cracker jacks, roasted almonds, caramel/maple notes; body is amontillado-like, elegant, complex nuts and concentrated dried fruits, silky, deceptively dry, long long finish. Intense yet pure and balanced. Lots of sediment/floaters in the bottle--must be en rama? A joy to savor. 93-94

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana

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5/30/2015 - HStaal wrote: 89 points

Practice Tasting for WSET Diploma Unit 6 exam (Clerkenwell): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Medium gold colour.
Nose: The nose is Clean and Fully Developed, showing Medium intensity primary aromas of bruised apple, camomile, secondary aromas of bread, brioche, flor, yeast, acetaldehyde and tertiary aromas of toasted almond, hazelnut , caramel.
Palate: The wine is Dry in the mouth with a Medium(-) level of acidity. It has a Low level of alcohol for a fortified wine (15.00%). It has Medium(-) body and Medium intensity primary flavours of bruised apple, camomile, secondary flavours of bread, brioche, flor, yeast and tertiary flavours of toasted almond, hazelnut , caramel. The finish is Medium
Overall: Good complexity and concentration
Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Drink Now; not suitable for Ageing or Further Ageing ; Medium priced (£10.00)

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado "Wellington" 20 Years V.O.S.

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6/8/2015 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Racion: Aromatic, lovely dried fruits with salty almonds, balanced savory notes (beef broth?); Macadamia richness but still bright with great concentration on the palate. Dry, medium body; great wine and completely rocked with lamb meatballs. (93 paired with the meatballs)

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon

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5/31/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Fantastic amontillado--caramelized notes, slight toffee, very dry, medium bodied, clean long finish, really lovely. W/Kristin, Nigel.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana

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5/30/2015 - NickBurwood Likes this wine: 90 points

Full flavoured in a lightish frame, nutty, wild green herbs, sour dough and yeasty. Bone dry.
Very fine indeed and excellent value. Dangerously moorish (if you like the style) at a very unobvious 15%. Probably best with selected tapas unless, like me, you are happy to knock it back on its own!
Drunk over three days from the fridge.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon V.O.R.S.

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5/6/2015 - HStaal wrote: 92 points

The Big Fortified Tasting 2015 (Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Pale brown colour.
Nose: The nose is Clean and Fully Developed, showing Medium(+) intensity secondary aromas of butterscotch, vanilla and tertiary aromas of walnut, nutty, toast, dried fruit, nutmeg.
Palate: The wine is Dry in the mouth with a Medium level of acidity. It has a High Level of alcohol (20.00%). It has Full body and Medium(+) intensity secondary flavours of vanilla, butterscotch and tertiary flavours of walnut, nutty, toast, dried fruit, nutmeg. The finish is Long. It has round balanced and velvety texture. Very smooth. Has bit of dried fruit.
Overall: Complex, long and intense. Loveley balance and smooth texture.
Conclusion: It is an Outstanding quality wine. Drink Now; not suitable for Ageing or Further Ageing This is fully developed and will not improve with bottle ageing.; Premium priced (£42.35 for 500ml)

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Napoleon 30 Year Old Amontillado VORS

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5/6/2015 - HStaal wrote: 90 points

The Big Fortified Tasting 2015 (Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Medium amber colour.
Nose: The nose is Clean and Fully Developed, showing Medium intensity econdary aromas of Yeast, aldehydes, vanilla, seasoned oak and tertiary aromas of almond, nutty, hint of mushroom.
Palate: The wine is Off-Dry in the mouth with a Medium(-) level of acidity. It has a Medium level of alcohol for a fortified wine (18.00%). It has Medium body and Medium(+) intensity secondary flavours of Yeast, aldehydes, vanilla, seasoned oak and tertiary flavours of almond, nutty, hint of mushroom. The finish is Long. It has quite delicate flavours
Overall: Good complexity and length. Bit light in body.
Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Drink Now; not suitable for Ageing or Further Ageing This is fully developed and will not improve with further ageing.; Premium priced (£44.12 for 500ml)

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon V.O.R.S.

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5/10/2015 - Kevin H wrote: 90 points

Heavy sediment. Good typical flavoured but perhaps a bit muted for its age.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon

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4/19/2015 - rmalloy wrote: 85 points

This tastes like amontillado lite. Thin. The most basic amontillado flavors. Lacks the exuberance of a fino and the depth of an oloroso. It tastes good; there's nothing unpleasant here. It may be that I drink a disproportionate number of high-end sherries. This would be nice as an unusual aperitif, but it needs some food to accompany it.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon V.O.R.S.

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4/16/2015 - Harley1199 Likes this wine: NR

Historical Ramón Bilbao Tasting (Plus another unexpected back to 80s supper at Garcia de la Navarra) (Bodega Santa Cecilia - Madrid): Probably the same bottle I tasted on January. Served by the glass.
Well-temperatured this time but with these reduced stocks it gonna be a rare but I won't to indulge myself with an Oloroso like this in this place at least.
More muted on the nose if compared with last visit to Surtopía.
Little faded, too much easy drink for what it is.

Probablemente se trataba de la misma botella que probé el pasado enero. Servida por copas está vez a su temperatura pero estas escasas provisiones van a ser pocas como para ser indulgente conmigo mismo con un oloroso como este.
Más muda en nariz que la última vez.
Un poco desfallecida, demasiado fácil de beber para lo que es.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana

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4/5/2015 - Swaggering Beaunie Likes this wine: NR

From memory, so no detailed notes, but this one was excellent, finishing with a distict quinine note. Definite repurchase.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana

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10/10/2014 - flussier wrote: 77 points

Robe de couleur: Jaune-verdâtre, Bouquet présent, Bouquet: Pomme, epinet, noix, Acidité faible; Arômes en bouche: Pomme, sirop, pain, levure, Leger, manque de concentration, mauvais

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana

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3/14/2015 - xScottx wrote: NR

Super refreshing, brothy, aldehydes, almond, flor, yeast, caramel.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon

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2/28/2015 - Clsmart wrote: 88 points

Herbaceous, bitter, nutty, with a slightly sweet note at the end.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana En Rama

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2/24/2015 - Stefanos T. Likes this wine: 92 points

Golden colored.
Nose is very expressive with nutty, saline aromas and pronounced tangyness.
Compared to regular bottlings this seems to me to merit something more.
Medium acidity on the palate but with deep and lasting aftertaste.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado "Wellington" 20 Years V.O.S.

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2/14/2015 - henrygjeffreys Likes this wine: NR

searingly dry, very long
pickled in acidity
Quite a challenging style
one to drink very very slowly
extremely long and complex

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Amontillado Seco Napoleon

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2/14/2015 - henrygjeffreys Likes this wine: NR

I like that they have a Napoleon and a Wellington
malty nose, nutty
very dry, nuts, almonds
salty
very long

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana

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2/14/2015 - henrygjeffreys Likes this wine: NR

very bready nose, marmite
lots of acidity, some VA, yeasty, very yeasty
very long
Matthew JUkes, who was standing next to me, said it was his only 20/20 wine of the day.
I thought it was very good

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana

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2/14/2015 - henrygjeffreys Likes this wine: NR

yeasty nose, clean and fresh
very fresh, salty, good and long
Great manzanilla

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana En Rama

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1/9/2015 - JimmyBubbles Likes this wine: 90 points

Se nota que estamos en un escalón por encima de La Gitana al uso.

Muy elegante, contenida, pero a la vez compleja. Detallista. Piel de naranja, roscón, salina, olivas. Muy floral, camomila.

Reconocible en boca: marca Hidalgo. Redonda con una rica tensión, sin llegar a ser demasiado glicerica, lo que hace que bebas sin parar.

Una manzanilla en rama distinta, con mucha personalidad, con un acabado de gran nivel y una complejidad marca de la casa.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon V.O.R.S.

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1/5/2015 - Harley1199 Likes this wine: NR

Served by the glass but from a bottle did come directly from the fridge. Never ever do that in a sherry flagged restaurant.
In consequence a shy nose was showed. Very far away from what this wine used to give. After all complexity emerged among the shadows but too late to be appreciated. Turbid because chilled.
Real thing was on the palate, powerful Oloroso unbeaten, untamed, savoury and long, very long. Amazing aftertaste.
Merits a monument this mouth. Seriously.
Pairing 'cazón en adobo' and 'tortillitas de camarones'.

Servido por copas pero la botella vino directamente de la nevera. Nunca jamás lo hagas en un supuesto restaurante especializado en vinos de jerez como se supone que es Surtopía.
En consecuencia la nariz se muestra tímida. Muy lejos de lo que un oloroso así suele ofrecer. A pesar de todo algo de complejidad emergió entre las sombras aunque muy tarde para ser querida. Turbio por esa pésima conservación en frío. Si lo hacéis por su poco consumo, rebajas el precio. Es sencillo...
Lo auténtico está en el paladar, un oloroso poderoso, imbatido, sin domar, sabroso y bien largo. Postgusto maravilloso.
Esta boca merece un monumento. Lo digo en serio.
Maridando cazón en adobo y tortillitas de camarones.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana

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12/26/2014 - ElGreco Likes this wine: 92 points

A truly mature manzanilla full of depth and complexity!
Nose: Hints of apricot, walnuts, caramel, with barely a suggestion of flor influence. Very much the nose of an oloroso or amontillado and not a manzanilla.
Taste: Initial smack in the face of caramel and pecan/walnut (or something). Hints of apricot and a mere suggestion of orange marmalade. Finishes with zesty acidity and the signature maritime salinity we know and love about manzanilla. Finish could be a tad longer. Regardless, this is not a quaffer!

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado "Wellington" 20 Years V.O.S.

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11/27/2014 - xScottx wrote: NR

On the nose notes of brown sugar, apricot, spice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very fresh and vibrant.
Palate, dry, med+ acid, long finish. dried fruits, apricot, cinnamon, orange, orange peel, candied fruits, nut, roasted nut, almond, walnut.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon V.O.R.S.

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12/8/2014 - winesteward Likes this wine: 87 points

30 Year Old VORS Oloroso. Walnuts, woody notes and sweet spices. Just above medium-bodied. Very persistent flavor. A decent match with roasted chestnut soup.

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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana

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12/1/2014 - JVG wrote: NR

WSET Level 3 Class.

Clear, pale lemon. Clean, medium-intensity, developed nose with aromas of green apple, flor, phenol, smoke, brine, and almond. Dry on the palate, low alcohol, medium+ body, medium- acid, medium+ intensity, and flavors of almond, green apple, saline, and smoke. Medium finish. Good, drink now, mid-price.

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