Gabriel Gomez - NV
A lovely sherry style wine made in the traditional way, at one of the only remaining Bodegas in the region. ‘Dorado’ means golden as the wine is an Amontillado style, it is unfortified and has a natural alcohol level of 17% with an average of 15 years being spent in the ‘solera’. Not surprisingly the flavours and aromas are immense, complex and concentrated, with hazelnut, caramel, raisins and orange on the nose, followed by a nutty and slightly salty palate with deep umami notes.
Bodegas Gomez Nevado is just an hour’s drive from Cordoba, and was possibly the first certified organic wine grower in Spain (since 1988). The Aris (Airen), Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes used are all picked by hand from old vines (40+ years), and only the first pressed juice goes into the cement tanks, where natural yeasts are used to start the fermentation. All wines here are bottled straight from cask, again by hand. We recommend enjoying this fine elixir slightly chilled in a wine glass, with nuts, cured meats or cheeses.
17/20 JancisRobinson.com, ‘Deep burnished gold. Smells really nutty and more like an amontillado fino, with a hint of lapsang adding complexity. Intense bitter-orange peel flavour and dried tangy but sour apricots. Bone dry and intensely flavourful. Broad and a little bit rustic but flavourful.‘ Julia Harding MW, November 2016