It’s the third release (I think) of this wonderful sherry. Taken straight from the cask without filtering or fining, and when the flor (the layer of yeast cells growing on the surface of the liquid in the cask) is nice and thick. I also tried this from a half-bottle last week while I was doing some training on Port and Sherry at Hakkasan – we got to taste it alongside the regular Tio Pepe. This was quite different: all the flavours a bit more intense. And the regular Tio Pepe is fabulous, so that’s saying something.
Tio Pepe Fino En Rama Sherry NV
Unclarified, unfiltered. Bottled 3 May 2012. Full yellow colour; very slightly cloudy. Powerfully aromatic with a hint of citrus and tangerine on the nose as well as tangy, nutty, slightly cheesy Fino intensity. Fresh, tangy, complex palate with lovely freshness as well as good texture. This has a lovely savoury quality to it. 92/100
The only stockist I can find is The Sampler, who have it for £13.95 (note added later – Tanners also have some)