White - Fortified

N.V. Emilio Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Oloroso Seco Gobernador

Palomino Fino

  • Spain
  • Andalucía
  • Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Drink between 2012 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Richard123 Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 10, 2020 - Great rich oloroso sherry!

  • Soteriologist Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 19, 2019 - This bottle appealed to me much more than my first one three years ago. The nuttiness/walnuts came out much stronger, making the experience much less "spirity" and far more pleasant. Maybe it helped to let it sit in my cellar for three years. Otherwise TN as before. Would buy again.

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  • Keith Cooper wrote:

    October 20, 2018 - Tasted during Tim Syrad Wine Tours trip to Jerez. Tasted at La Carbona restaurant.
    L – chestnut amber
    N – light, nutty
    T – dry, mouth puckering, nutty

  • Connecticut Wino Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 22, 2017 - Reaffirms my already-rock-solid faith in the ability of the Spanish to produce magic through yeast and oxidization. By all accounts, including its $22-dollar price point, this is a "basic" dry Oloroso. It's lighter in color and body than many Olorosos, but all of the elements of greatness (or, at the very least, very, very good-ness) are in place: a nose of linseed oil, walnut shells, prunes, and dried apricots; an unctuous texture; a palate chock full of roasted hazelnuts and almonds, and a persistent finish. A superb accompaniment to an improvised cazuela of chorizo, mushrooms, and caramelized onions.

  • Soteriologist wrote: 87 points

    February 9, 2016 - I am going to finish this bottle tonight having observed it over 9 days since February 1. It seems to peak around day 3, but ultimately it's just a little too caustic.

    A nice nose of the usual oxidized sour prunes in the middle of a heap of damp rotting leaves, pretty elegant and beguilingly "spirity". Palate is true to that but doesn't quite satisfy the nose's promise. It emphasizes the oxidized note to an extreme, like drinking liquified rusty nails without sufficient nutty balance. Any idea of sweetness is a fruit-illusion.

    I find the Alexandro Oloroso better on the palate as a basic Oloroso, even though it is cheaper. It's nuttier.

    Here is a video I uploaded on this.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2016 (link) 92 points

    (NV Emilio Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Oloroso Seco Gobernador) Dark orange color with .5 millimeter clear meniscus; aromatic, nutty, hazelnut, almond, date cake nose; tasty, date cake, saline, almond palate with balancing acidity; long finish 92+ points

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    By Request - Sherry and Madeira Tasting, Episode #964, 1/10/2011 (link) 88 points

    (Hidalgo Gobernador Odroso Seco Sherry) #3; COLOR-light brown; NOSE-nuttiness; beautiful oil and vinegar; beautiful roasted nuts; PALATE-a cleaner style; very crisp; alcohol spikes quite a bit on this wine; almond and walnut coming through; great long finish; nice wine; solid, but heat is spiking; WS-92; GV-88

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Emilio Hidalgo
  • Varietal Palomino Fino
  • Designation Oloroso Seco Gobernador
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Andalucía
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
  • UPC Codes 098709086159, 8411985001302

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 38 (39%)
  • Consumed 60 (61%)

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