Community Tasting Notes (157) Avg Score: 85.9 points

  • Pale yellow. Oxidised, slightly yeasty nose with notes of overripe apples and almonds. Mouthfeel is bone dry, quite oxidised, fresh, with notes of overripe apples, some brioche and almonds.

    Nothing complicated, but a nice and very good value fino sherry.

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  • Bottled 21 April 2020, 15% ABV. From Macharnudo and Carrascal, aged for 4-5 years under flor in American oak in the Tio Pepe solera. I have four tasting notes in 30 years, all about 7-10 years apart - you could say that I drink this wine regularly but not often... This rendition is quite convincing. Pale straw yellow colour; very expressive and complex nose, almond and hazelnut, brine and green olive, lemon zest, flowers and yeast, deep and fresh, woody warmth; the palate is dry and invigorating, fresh but not acidic, linear but not austere, with firm but pleasant bitters; very good resonance and length on the finish, with a lovely salty citrus touch. My best ever Tio Pepe. Excellent value.

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  • Pale gold, with silvery hue, and starbright. Aromas of lemon curd, brioche, hint of almond, hazelnut, and brine. A briny lemony attack, then shows lots of the yeasty Flor characteristics, somewhat like white fungals, which blows off before it overwhelms, leaving some almond nuttiness. Am surprised that it's now pretty good, and a BIG improvement from the last time I had tasted. Perhaps a much better batch drawn from the Solera? Glad to have had at least this pretty positive experience!

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  • WSET Level 3 Online (Week 8, Sparkling wine and Fino Sherry): The appearance is clear and medium lemon in colour.

    The nose is clean with medium(+) intensity aromas. There are primary aromas of citrus fruit (overripe lemon), secondary aromas of autolytic characters (sourdough bread), oak (butterscotch), and tertiary aromas of almond and honey. There is also a note of nail polish remover. This wine is fully developed.

    On the palate, the wine is dry with medium(-) acidity, low alcohol [for fortified wines], and medium body. The flavour intensity is medium showing primary notes of citrus fruit (overripe lemon), herbal characters (thyme), secondary aromas of autolytic characters (sourdough bread, uncooked pizza dough), oak (butterscotch), and tertiary aromas of almond and honey. The nail polish remover note also shows on the palate. The finish has a medium(+) length.

    Very good quality wine; drink now, not suitable for ageing.

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  • Lot’s of rotten apple on the nose. Bread dough, almond and stony minerality.

    The mouthfeels of the wine is delightfully light and crisp, perhaps slightly oily. Granny Smith apple, preserved lemon, ground almond, green olive brine and slight smoky ness.

    Nice citrusy and mineral finish.

    Very nice. Sharp and crisp. Nothing too serious but good value.

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  • By Steve Thurlow
    1/20/2012, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (NV Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Extra Dry Sherry, Do Jerez red) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    3/11/2010, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (NV Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Extra Dry Sherry, Do Jerez red) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By Ben Narasin
    March 2009, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (NV Gonzalez-Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Tío Pepe) The prototypical Fino. Pale as fine straw, with a classic medicinal nose of peanut shells and iodine. The dry, bitter entry is followed by bitter-almond and sour-orangepeel notes and a long, sour finish, emblematic of its type. It has a slight briny note, like a fine oyster, but almost chemical-industrial. The first Spanish Fino to be exported, Tío Pepe is a perfect introduction to dry Sherry and the most likely to be familiar to your patrons. Use as an entry-level, by-the-glass offering for tapas-style appetizers, cheeses, or seafood, particularly oysters. Sherry: History by the Glass

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