Bodegas Diez-Merito, Fino Imperial 30-Year-Old VORS Amontillado Sherry, Andalucía, Spain
Tasting Note: An honorable, 30-year-old VORS Amontillado Sherry that has softened with time.
Medium-tending-towards-deep in color, this wine has a pronounced-intensity nose of freshly-baked brioche, butter, browned toast, baked almonds and walnuts with hints of leather.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Amontillado has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose ultimately completing with a medium-plus-finish.
The wine is buttery and typical of Amontillado Sherry but with a slightly-restrained spirit.
The wine is elegant with a complex midpalate.
Bottle Note: Grape variety – Palomino. The aging of this wine has its origins in the Old Diez Hermanos Wineries founded in 1876. Its more than 30 years of aging in American oak casks, makes it a very special wine amber, slightly pungent aroma with hints of yeast and hazelnuts and aromas of vanilla, dried fruits and fine wood.
Tasted: Restaurante Albalá, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Tasting Date: September 6, 2022