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Aging Potential: Drink now through 2025
Serving Temperature: 12 ~ 13 ºC
Alcohol Level: 21.5%
The NV Amontillado VORS has a bright amber color, and the typical volatility of the very old wines. It started with eight years under flor, and the rest, up to 30 years of average age in topped up barrels. Dark amber-colored, spicy, with smoked notes, cashews, marmalade and hazelnuts. The palate shows like a bodybuilder of wine (21% alcohol), extremely concentrated and intense, with pungent, intense flavors of coffee and chocolate. It is spicy and saline, with great complexity and length. It is clearly from Sanlucar. Drink 2013-2022
Barbadillo is one of the most venerable of all sherry producers, certainly the most famous Bodega from the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and was founded in 1821 and now farm an impressive 500 hectares, all located in two estates, Gibalbin and Santa Lucia, both of which fall into the Upper Jerez sub-region. They make sherries in all styles, with Manzanilla their flag-ship and the vast majority of the wines undergoing the alchemical process of fractional blending in the Solera system, a process of subtle and gradual ageing and regeneration which underwrites the structural complexity of all the styles. The products of the Soleras are by definition non-vintage, their wines defying chronology through a gradual process of rejuvenation as the youngest butts ( known as criaderas) refresh the older ones (añadas, in a process known rather poetically as ‘running the scales’ ) all the way down to the oldest tier ( known as the solera itself ), which is the source of the final and regular bottlings.
|Color||Fortified Wine / Sherry|
|Serving Temperature||12 ~ 13 ºC|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Robert Parker||94 Points|
|Wine Spectator||94 Points|