“Tangy and bright, this wine needs a splash in a decanter to meld its chalky acidity and rich lemon flavors. Its initial spritziness diminishes as the structure integrates, delivering a powerful citrusy white with spicy lees notes that last. Ready for any roast fish.”
FOCUS: OLOROSO SHERRIES Blind panels tasted 24 Oloroso sherries for this issue; Only 6 wines were rated as exceptional (90+) and only 4 rated as Best Buys.
“This Oloroso is surprisingly light in texture but deep in flavors of black plum, macerated strawberries and dark-roast espresso coffee. It aged in a solera for a minimum of eight years, refreshed annually by wine from three vineyards grown in albariza soil. It shows its age a bit with scents of older wood but there is a chalky acidity and a finish that leaves your mouth with a lasting perfume. It’s reminiscent of Maraschino cherries in syrup – and intriguing as a substitute for vermouth in a Manhattan.”