Barbadillo Oloroso Sherry
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Oloroso is aged in the absence of flor, in an oxidative way and starts from a selection of heavier, more full-structured musts than a Fino or Manzanilla.
- To create an Oloroso the base wine will be fortified to 17 or 18 degrees which makes it impossible for flor yeasts to survive in these casks.
- Due to evaporation known as merma (about 3-5% in volume each year), the resulting Oloroso will grow more concentrated and around 20-24 degrees.
Varietal Composition: 100% Palomino Fina
Elaboration: 100% Palomino Fino aged oxidatively in solera for an average of five years before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Very fragrant and intense, with lots of polished wood and dried fruits. Almonds and walnuts. On the palate, flavors of Caramel coated nuts, raisins and a similar hint of cherries and other mature fruits. Some spicy notes from the wood, as well as traces of salinity.
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.