Caramel, walnut, brown bread, a hint of liquorice. Wonderful, although slightly too much alcohol for my tastes. — 13 days ago
A lovely dry Oloroso from this small family boutique winery in Chipiona. They claim to have the vineyards closest to the sea in all of the Jerez (Sherry region). Aromatic notes of candied walnuts, caramel, creme brûlée, and molasses, with the lingering scent of iodine in the background, which comes from the land near the sea. Creamy in the mouth with a luscious acidity. 18% alcohol. It could combine well with a myriad of different dishes from sharp cheeses and nuts to roast chicken or even local sautéed mushrooms. Excellent in every way! — a month ago
Sanlúcar de Barrameda was the port that Christopher Columbus set off from in 1492. Just 1 year earlier, duties on wine exports from Sanlúcar had been abolished to take advantage of English merchants desperate for new supply after the loss of Bordeaux.
It began a centuries-long romance between Sherry and English wine lovers, as immortalized in Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 2, when Falstaff glorifies sturdy Spanish 'sack' over thin Bordeaux 'claret' and Rhine 'hock'.
But the honeymoon, quite literally, was not to last. Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon drove a wedge between England and Catholic Europe, and left English wine lovers in need of a new source once again. But Sherry fanatics wouldn't have to go entirely without. When Sir Francis Drake sailed into Cádiz and burned the Spanish fleet in 1587, he carried away 2,900 butts of Sherry - enough to supply London for years - as his most famous prize.
(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured) — a month ago
Not the super sweet kind - which I like. — 14 hours ago
Squeeeeeeeeeeee — 13 hours ago
From Jersey City Jay Miller, at Jay Hack’s House July 27.
Yeah, pretty much the best dam Oloroso I’ve ever had. Speechless. — a day ago
At Barcelona Wine Bar Westside. Tintilla grape. Just a slight natural/low intervention flavor, which is great — 8 days ago
Perfect wine to have around — 7 days ago