Cayetano del Pino 20 yr old
Fresh-smelling nutty with fine timber aromatics, some rinded cheese, and rancio complexity balsamic oranges very pretty over nuts. Relatively light, slightly creamy mid then fresh nippy finish. Fair complexity, very pure and lovely, immediately likeable with very nice lines.
Average age of 20 years. There is a solera of 133 butts, with criadera of 112 and 139 further, and some very old reserves which feed these. The sacas are of just 2 arroba (33 litres) per butt per annum, so it is a very slowly worked system!