12 years in American oak barrels
Platinum Medal and Sweepstakes Winner - 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru
San Francisco Wine Exchange
As unique as Sherry is to Spain, Palo Cortado is even odder: something between an Amontillado and a Dry Oloroso. The best have a few lingering notes of the flor that helped define their early careers in the bodega. This nutty, almond flavored, caramel tinged Sherry fulfills the role nicely. Drink over the next five or so years.
Leonor presents an amber color with golden tones and an ochre-orange rim. It is a profound wine, one which is intense with nutty aromas of toasted almonds and hazelnuts and mature wood on the nose. On the palate, the wine is powerful and persistent with toasted notes and a long, powerful aftertaste - altogether, well balanced with a smooth pass on the mouth. Leonor is perfect with game and red meats.
About the Winery
Gonzalez Byass, founded in 1835 in the town of Jérez, Andalucía, in Southern Spain, remains in the hands of the founder's family, now in its fifth generation. The renowned Sherry producer has always based its business policy, dating from the passion of Founder Manuel M. Gonzalez, on one principle: excellence in wines.