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Published on November 14th, 2013 | by Ruben

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Finos Palmas 2013

Finos PalmasThe ‘palma’ (palm tree branch) is a traditional chalk mark made on sherry barrels to indicate wines of exceptional finesse and delicacy of aroma. A young Fino sherry will be given ‘una palma’ and as the age goes up, more branches can be added, up to ‘cuatro palmas’ for the oldest and rarest casks. In 2011, González Byass used these marks as an inspiration for a series of exclusive sherries, released in tiny quantities. They’re four expressions of basically the same wine, at different stages of ageing.

Pictured above are the 2012 Palmas, but there is good news. Thursday 21st of November 2013, González Byass will present the new Finos Palmas 2013 selection. The whole presentation will be streamed live on http://finospalmas.com starting 19:00. A good reason to be in front of your computer. In the meantime, we’ll prepare a review of the Cuatro Palmas 2012 to warm up a little…

 

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fell in love with sherry fifteen years ago, but switched to a higher gear in 2013 and started writing about it. Lived in Madrid for a couple of years, now back in Belgium. I also run a whisky blog over at www.whiskynotes.be



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