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Medium Dry Sherry

Medium dry Sherries are generally amber-coloured wines, soft and full in the mouth with aromas and flavours of hazelnuts and walnuts. Oloroso tends to be sweet in the middle but dry on the finish. Amontillados can be nutty, salty and display aromas and flavours of tobacco and aromatic herbs. Both work well as aperitifs, served slightly chilled and matched with soups, game or red meats.
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      Coleccion Roberto Amillo 30 Year Old Oloroso Sherry (500ml)
      Jerez, SPAIN
      $89. 99 Bottle
      $1079.88 Dozen
      ABV: 21%
      Closure: Cork
      Light onion brown colour. Powerfully scented nose of walnut and hazelnut married to flor yeast, dried fruit, light honey and spice. Very dry and quite light upon entry, the palate is flavoured with an assortment nuts including walnut, hazelnut and almond over a flor yeast back drop with traces of dried fruits and spice on the elegant finish. Concludes bone dry with a long salted nut, flor yeast and spice aftertaste.
      Alc. 21%

      Made from 100% Palomino and aged for 30 years, this stunning example of Oloroso is intense and super complex with dried orange peel and nutty flavours through a seemingly never ending finish. 1,000 bottles were produced.

      Other reviews... Roberto Amillo is a fan of Sherry and Brandy who, four years ago, had some old wines put into square bottles, that I had never tasted officially. The wines were sourced with the help of a 'capataz' from different wineries and in general are very old and of high quality. The NV Oloroso (like the Palo Cortado) was sourced from Williams & Humbert, selected from 24 barrels that had belonged to the old Pemartín & Cia winery. It's an old and elegant example of the style, with classical notes of nuts, blonde tobacco, spices and noble woods. The palate is round, lush, soft and elegant, with a spicy and spirity finish. It has the typicity of Oloroso, a common thing throughout the whole range, which was well chosen.
      93 points - Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
        Emilio Lustau Don Nuno Dry Oloroso Sherry
        Jerez, SPAIN
        $44. 99 Bottle
        $539.88 Dozen
        ABV: 20%
        Closure: Cork

        The secret of fine sherry lies in its careful aging and blending. Lustau has perfected their technique and has been producing award-winning sherries since 1896. Aged in American Oak casks for 12 years, this dry oloroso offers appetizing aromas of pecan, walnut and fig, infused with a touch of smoke. Concentrated flavors of roasted nuts, dried fruit and brown sugar are complemented by delicate acidity and a smooth, mellow finish.

        Other reviews... "If you are looking for a dry sherry made in a slightly more oxidized style, the non-vintage Dry Oloroso Don Nuno Solera Reserva is your choice. Again, a nuttiness (in this case, walnuts) intermixed with a hint of Chinese black tea combine with salty, caramelized flavors make for a delicious glass of sherry".
        94 points and 'Best Buy,' Robert Parker (Aug 2012)

        "Fragrant and youthful with nut, vanilla, orange, cocoa, coffee and chocolate notes. Brisk, focused and linear style with a classic austerity. Drink: From 2010. 4 stars, 16.5/20 points Decanter: (Jan 2011)

          Equipo Navazos La Bota 94 Oloroso Viejisimo “Mas alla del NO” (375ml)
          Jerez, SPAIN
          $299. 00 Bottle
          $3588.00 Dozen
          ABV: 22%
          Closure: Cork

          Equipo Navazos is perhaps the most significant thing to have happened in the world of Sherry for a very long time. It has some of the most influential people in the fine wine world raving about the quality of these wines, and they are talking about the quality first and the fact that they are Sherries second. These are wines to make Sherry sexy again. They are also as rare as hens’ teeth and are being sought after with the same urgency that wealthy Burgundy collectors seek out the wines of DRC or the greatest Montrachet. This makes sense: these wines are every bit as profound, deep, long and complex as any bottle of DRC (and that is no insult to DRC!)

          The Navazos Sherries are drawn from several bodegas, and represent a variety of styles: Manzanilla, Fino, Palo Cortado, Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez, Cream and even a brandy. The wines are bottled in limited series, in successive numbered editions, dated and named “La Bota de….” (the cask of…). The date of each saca, or racking, has been precisely stated on the label so that it is possible to compare editions of the same solera. This also enables precise tracking of the evolution of the wines, as these wines are expected to evolve in the bottle (it’s Sherry, but not as we know it). These are once off bottlings and once the bottles for each La Bota… release are spoken for, there are no more.

          This is an extremely old and powerful sherry that belongs to the same category as the noblest relics of the Sherry world, including Navazos No. 5 “NPI”, No. 14 Oloroso, No. 47 Palo Cortado and No. 49 Amontillado, among others. Just 750 half bottles were filled from a single butt of very old Oloroso raised by Eduardo Ojeda in Jerez. It is a double NO, or ‘cask beyond’, meaning that it contains an even older wine than the respective Bota NO. Not only is the age of this release clearly extreme—something close to 80 or 90 years—this is the first time the solera has been commercially bottled in over 20 years! No review for this bad boy yet, so let the words of Jesús guide you.

          “La Bota de Oloroso 94 “Más allá del NO” is a wine on the edge, of extreme concentration in every way, almost an essence, as it should be expected given its extraordinarily old age. Spectacular. It has never been bottled, except from time to time some loose bottle for gifts and special editions, but this has ceased to be done in any event since 1999. We are certain that this wine will be incorporated into the memorable series of monumental bottles composed of editions 5 “NPI”, 49 “Bota AR”, 63 “Bota NO”, etc.: colossal wines we have been incredibly lucky to have the chance to bottle and enjoy in their unique complexity.” - Jesús Barquín

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            Equipo Navazos La Bota 86 Palo Cortado “Bota NO” (375ml)
            Montilla Moriles, SPAIN
            $299. 00 Bottle
            $3588.00 Dozen
            ABV: 19%
            Closure: Cork

            Equipo Navazos is perhaps the most significant thing to have happened in the world of Sherry for a very long time. It has some of the most influential people in the fine wine world raving about the quality of these wines, and they are talking about the quality first and the fact that they are Sherries second. These are wines to make Sherry sexy again. They are also as rare as hens’ teeth and are being sought after with the same urgency that wealthy Burgundy collectors seek out the wines of DRC or the greatest Montrachet. This makes sense: these wines are every bit as profound, deep, long and complex as any bottle of DRC (and that is no insult to DRC!)

            The Navazos Sherries are drawn from several bodegas, and represent a variety of styles: Manzanilla, Fino, Palo Cortado, Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez, Cream and even a brandy. The wines are bottled in limited series, in successive numbered editions, dated and named “La Bota de….” (the cask of…). The date of each saca, or racking, has been precisely stated on the label so that it is possible to compare editions of the same solera. This also enables precise tracking of the evolution of the wines, as these wines are expected to evolve in the bottle (it’s Sherry, but not as we know it). These are once off bottlings and once the bottles for each La Bota… release are spoken for, there are no more.

            Other Reviews....
            The extremely old wines are bottled in half bottles, but the NV La Bota de Palo Cortado 86 Bota NO taken from a single cask is not that old; it's around 30 years of age and from Montilla-Moriles, not from Jerez, and therefore produced with Pedro Ximénez grapes (selected because of the variety's purity and finesse) instead of Palomino. It was produced by Pérez Barquero, one of the finest producers in Montilla-Moriles—as the finesse of this wine confirms. This is now 19% alcohol, allegedly from sheer concentration through evaporation. But this is not as concentrated and pungent as the extremely old wines; this feels lighter and more delicate, with the finesse and verticality (even if it was never aged under flor) that is expected from the biological wines. It started its life as an Oloroso, but given that fine character, it was deemed a Palo Cortado. And even within the Palo Cortado, this is extremely elegant. This is a true Palo Cortado, a fine oxidative wine. 1,100 bottles were filled in October 2018.
            95 points
            Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (June 2019)

            Light golden brown. Intensely nutty aroma, walnuts, bitter toffee and caramelised bitter orange, with a sour, provocative and beckoning intensity. I wonder if I might even think it was madeira on the nose if I had been given it blind. On the palate, the concentration is immense but there’s none of the bitterness that you sometimes get on very intense and mature sherry. There’s something a little roasted here but not coffee, smoky perhaps. Even with all this concentration, it finishes wonderfully fresh and goes on for ever so that it is almost a chewy food. As it opens, I find something like dried flowers and lavender. Incredibly complex.
            19/20 points
            Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com

              Chestnut Teal Limited Release Apera (750ml)
              Mildura, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
              $22. 99 Bottle
              $275.88 Dozen
              ABV: 17.5%
              Named after the native duck found along the Murray River, this medium sweet style was originally produced by Mildara Wines in the early 1950s but ceased in 1998. Ahead of its 65th birthday, the Australian icon has been relaunched by two sherry advocates, Darren Rogers and Peter Stone.

              “Our hope is that Chestnut Teal will continue to be appreciated as not only an icon of the Australian wine industry, but as a wonderful drink for any occasion,” Mr Stone said.

              He adds, “It was the weapon of choice after work every night.”

              The aim has been to recreate the drink in the most authentic manner possible with reports suggesting it looks and tastes identical to the original article. Expect a sweet wine with a drying finish, with flor sherry notes integrated with nutty rancio and a rounded mouthfeel. A lovely aperitif served at room temperature or slightly chilled. 17.5% Alc./Vol.
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                Seppeltsfield DP38 Rich Rare Apera Sherry (500ml)
                Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                $29. 99 Bottle
                $359.88 Dozen
                ABV: 21.5%
                Closure: Screw Cap

                This Oloroso has been blended together from Solera with an average age of 18 years. Onion brown in colour with green olive hue. Top note of nuts followed by a hint of rancio, leather, hazelnut and honey. On the palate flavours of hay, toffee and caramel are followed by an orange rind back palate. Excellent length and persistence. Aftertaste of honey, hazelnut and rancio.
                Alc/Vol: 21.5%

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                  Seppeltsfield DP116 Aged Flor Sherry (500ml)
                  Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                  $25. 99 Bottle
                  $311.88 Dozen
                  ABV: 21.5%
                  Closure: Screw Cap

                  Onion brown colour with onion brown hue. Top note of almond, hazelnut and walnut over end notes of spice and rancio. The rancio characteristic is meshed with yeast lees, toffee and hazelnut on the palate. Fine balanced sprit. Long aftertaste of toffee, caramel and just a hint of orange rind.
                  Drink (2008)
                  Alc/Vol: 21.5%

                  • Nick's Import
                  Cuesta Amontillado Medium Dry Sherry
                  Jerez, SPAIN
                  $19. 99 Bottle
                  $239.88 Dozen
                  ABV: 17.5%
                  Following the success of Cuesta's stunning PX , we've expanded the range to include their Fino, Amontillado and Oloroso sherries.

                  The ageing process used in the creation of Amontillados includes an initial phase under the veil of flor - similar in procedure and duration to that undergone by finos - followed by a phase of oxidative ageing. The result is an amber-coloured wine with aromas of hazelnut, mildly tangy, soft and full in the mouth, with an alcohol content of between 16º and 22º.

                  The addition of a small amount of Pedro Ximenez to this sherry contributes a light, medium sweet character.

                  No tasting notes available.
                  • Nick's Import
                  Cuesta Dry Oloroso Sherry
                  Jerez, SPAIN
                  $19. 99 Bottle
                  $239.88 Dozen
                  ABV: 20%
                  Following the success of Cuesta's stunning PX , we've expanded the range to include their Fino, Amontillado and Oloroso sherries.

                  An initially dry wine, from amber to mahogany in colour, with a strong aroma reminiscent of walnuts, full-bodied, with an alcohol content of between 17º and 22º. Ageing begins under the veil of flor, then continues with a phase of oxidative ageing. Olorosos are ideal as aperitifs, as well as with game and red meats.

                  No tasting notes available.

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                    Emilio Lustau Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Sherry
                    Jerez, SPAIN
                    $29. 99 Bottle
                    $359.88 Dozen
                    ABV: 18.5%
                    Closure: Cork

                    Cool temperatures and relatively high humidity ensure the development of flor yeast cells which protect the underlying Palomino base wine. As the flor dies, the wine slowly develops into Amontillado.
                    Golden tawny, caramel colour with olive green edge. Wonderful nose with aroma of walnut & hazelnut over a background of flor yeast. The palate is drier than the more commercial Amontillado styles with a distinct nut and salt flavour with walnut and almonds being most defined. Excellent depth and concentration of flavours with the saltiness continuing, followed by a strong flor yeast and hazelnut aftertaste.
                    Alc./Vol.18.5%

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                      Osborne El Amigo Amontillado (Medium Dry)
                      Jerez,
                      $18. 99 Bottle
                      $227.88 Dozen
                      Closure: Cork

                      Brilliant, onion brown colour with green edges. Aroma of caramel, hints of toffee and flor yeast followed by a rancio end note. The palate flavours are subtle, with caramel and nut flavours emerging. Creamy texture, followed by an aftertaste of caramel. Drink.

                      RATING: 86/100

                      VALUE: XXX/5

                      Retasted: June 2002
                      Golden tawny caramel colour with green edge. The nose is restrained relative to Sherries from Lustau, but yields aroma of flor yeast, followed by hazelnut and walnut end notes. On the palate, there is a hint of residual sweetness. Moderate length and concentration, followed by a flor nut aftertaste. A more commercial style.
                      Drink (2002)
                      Alc/Vol: 15.0%

                      RATING: 89/100

                      VALUE: XXX/5

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