Barbadillo Amontillado Sherry "Principe"

Barbadillo Amontillado Sherry “Principe”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • With an average Solera age of over twenty years this Sherry has been designated VOS (Vinum Optimum Signatum or “Very Old Sherry”) status.
  • A very serious, dry and austere wine with huge intensity.

Varietal Composition: 100% Palomino Fina

Elaboration:  Like all amontillado sherries, this begins life as a manzanilla and ages for eight years under a film of yeast known as flor. After this, it spends a further seven years maturing with exposure to oxygen, creating a complex and dry sherry

Tasting Notes: Pungent and lengthy with notes of salted almonds, lemon zest and toffee. Almost stinging acidity brings this to a razor sharp finish and goes perfectly with dried, older cheeses.

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NV – 91 Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Founded in 1821, Barbadillo is without question Sanlucar de Barrameda’s most iconic producer of Sherry.  The thing we appreciate most about Barbadillo is that they’ve remained staunchly committed to tradition in the face of continued growth – Base wines are all still fermented in house through the company’s network of sixteen historic bodegas and the variety and depth of their soleras is breathtaking.  With the Sherry category seeing more excitement than ever before in history, Barbadillo is delivering big time, with a panoply of single vineyard and heirloom releases. From their groundbreaking ‘Solear’ Manzanilla to their almost impossible to procure ‘Reliquia’ series and everything in between, tasting through the Barbadillo lineup is an inspirational and energizing experience.

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