The phrase Palo Cortado comes from a mark that was placed on Fino sherries that did not form (or early on lost) a Flor covering. It literally means a vertical line or palo, would then be crossed or cortado by a diagonal line. An example can be found on the label of this wine. It is deep brown color. The nose has lots of coffee and a confectionery chocolate candy ("tootsie roll") quality to it. There is a nutty quality a hint of citrus rind. On the palate, this has some complexity. Some tea and also coffee notes along with a nutty caramel quality. Slightly viscous. Some warmth on the finish. This is mostly dry. It will work with tapas but probably better with a nutty/caramel dessert served a bit chilled. Drink over the next year or two.
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