Fondillón Alicante Solera 1948
This is a NOBLE Wine, not fortified, a high alcohol content naturally achieved by the ripening of the fruit in the same strain, which favors the highest level of aromas and flavors of the MONASTRELL grape, that are nuanced during the fermentation and aging process by the "solera" system, to become in this unique winemaking jewel.
Alcohol: 16% vol.
Aging: solera started in 1948
Tasting: mahogany with orange flecks that expose their provenance of red wine has intense aromas between raisin, balsamic and typical noble woods, when I oxygenate in the glass the wine offers nuances of his extensive aging, roasted, dried fruit and nuts crisp. In the palate offers a perfectly balanced slightly sweet taste for its good acidity with roasted tannins.
Gastronomy: Excellent for appetizers, desserts or desktop with dried fruits, nuts, blue cheese, nougat, pasta or pastries, etc..
Awards and citations: TWA scored 93 points Robert Parker in 2008.
Great Gold Medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy Berlin (Germany) in 2011.
Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate:
"The 1948 Fondillon Gran Reserva is drawn from a solera begun in 1948 but the wine is not fortified. Dark amber/brown in color, it has aromas reminiscent of an Amontillado sherry including almonds, ginger, dates, and assorted dried dark fruits. It finishes sherry-like but without the alcohol and the bite. There is nothing else quite like this uniquely styled dry wine."