Angove's Oloroso Cream Sherry

Renmark, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$14. 95
$179.4 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Closure: Cork

This is Angoves companion to the superb fino dry flor, however, it lacks the concentration and persistence of the fino. Made from fully ripened white grapes whose identity remains unknown. For all of its deep sienna, onion brown colour and olive rim, the wine remains unconvincing. Why you might ask? The colour reflects age and green edges only come with considerable age. Also it's the nose that suggests that this is a wine made by a process called jero paga, rather than one left in oak casks and matured by a solera sherry process. Why do we say this? On the nose there is a burnt caramel aroma, hints of toffee and burnt sugar, and not enough intensity. Old wines aged naturally have an unmistakable intensity which only time can bestow. On the palate it is again, the caramel that dominates the flavour with a hint of rancio and some brown sugar in the background. Soft, warm finish, smooth and clean. Enjoy with raisin cake!