In organoleptic terms the first surprise, even before you notice the colour, is the aroma of Fondillón that pervades every room where a bottle is opened.
Powerful, robust, dried fruit and nuts, toasted hints, leather, the Fondillón aroma is warm and heady. As for the colour, amber yellow, mahogany, with a medium depth of orange and honey tones. In the mouth you notice its powerful structure, warmth and tannic power, a light touch of sweetness (although it is not sweet) and a balanced, lingering flavour.
Logically, there are some differences between the different wines due mainly to:
A Fondillón more than 20 years old will have acquired its characteristic amber and mahogany colour. The depth of colour will have diminished substantially. The aroma is predominantly dried fruit and nuts, walnuts, vintage leather and tobacco, which come through in the mouth as a dryer product combined with an excellent structure, lingering aftertaste and persistence.