This week is International Sherry Week and to honour it we are showcasing eight styles of sherry for one week only! Here’s what you can taste:
Tio Pepe Palomino Fino, Jerez, Spain
Pale golden in colour. An elegant nose with pungent aromas of blossom, almonds and a ‘sea breeze’ saltiness. On the palate it’s full bodied with nutty flavours, a long finish and very dry.
Tio Pepe, En Rama, Jerez, Spain.
Pale yellow colour with a green tinge. Powerful aromas from the unrefined ‘Flor’ character, with hints of bread, almonds. Long savoury finish with a citrus cleanliness and a saline twist. Very complex but fresh.
La Guita Manzanilla, Jerez, Spain
Clear and fresh on the nose, with a strong green apple aroma and salty tang of Manzanilla. Very concentrated palate, refreshing, bone dry and savoury, with notes of almond and a long finish.
Vina AB, Amontillado, Jerez, Spain
A very young amontillado that has experienced both biological and oxidative aging. Dark golden colour with aromas of almonds and a bready, yeasty note. On the palate there’s a hint of wood and a dry, salty finish.
Lustau Rio Viejo, Oloroso, Jerez, Spain.
A darker nuty colour. Flavours and aromas of bitter chocolate and walnuts. The wine has an intense, long and concentrated aftertaste, with a tangy acidity.
Leonor, Palo Cortado, Jerez, Spain.
Palo Cortado can be described as similar to Amontillado on the nose and Oloroso on the palate.
Serious nutty aromas, almonds and hazelnuts. Followed through on the palate. Long aftertaste, balanced and smooth, a little less dry.
Del Duque, Very Old Amontillado, Jerez, Spain. 30 years.
This presents a dark golden colour, with pungent aromas of yeast, dried fruits and wood. It’s still dry on the palate but aromatic and well structured. Its 30 year aging gives it concentration and complexity.
Noe, Pedro Ximenez, Jerez, Spain. 30 Years
Noe has an intense and dense ebony character. Aromas of fig, coffee and Christmas spices. Very sweet, rich and seductive on the palate. Great over vanilla ice cream, with dark bitter chocolate or with an espresso.