Bertola Amontillado 12 Years Old Sherry

"Salty and nutty with dry, chewy fruit, raisined and savoury with great concentration" —
Richard Hemming, Master of Wine
Appellation
Jerez - Xeres - Sherry D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Palomino
Altitude/Soil
40 meters / white, lime-rich albariza soil
Farming Methods
Traditional methods, Vegan
Harvest
Hand harvested
Production
Pressed, fermented to dryness and then fortified to 15% alcohol
Aging
Aged for 5 years under a layer of flor, fortified again and then aged for a further 9 years
Suggested Retail Price
$36
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Bertola Amontillado 12 Years Old Sherry NV
95 (IWC) 92 (PeƱin) 16.5/20 (JR) **** (SN)
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95 International Wine Challenge Walnut, salty snap and chamomile on the finish. Youthful energy but showing its age as well. Great showing and great length!
Gold Winner 2018
92 Guia Penin 2016 Guia Penin
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson.com Salty and nutty with dry, chewy fruit, raisined and savoury with great concentration and a good amount of persistence. Dry and vibrant.
Richard Hemming MW, September 2015
**** Sherry Notes As a medium-aged Amontillado this should pair well with mackerel or tuna, or with poultry dishes.
Nose: full-bodied, very nutty (beurre noisette, roasted hazelnut), then some nice wild flower honey, blood oranges and caramel. Vanilla, light hints of dried apricots and furniture polish. Quite a rounded, toffeed Amontillado, the minerality and coastal notes are still there but in the background.
Mouth: fairly high acidity, with more saline notes now. Still plenty of nutty notes (walnuts, hazelnuts) and earthy touches. A hint of peppery oak, honey. Long, warm finish with hints of chamomile and a bit of spicy heat.
Summary: A really nice medium-aged Amontillado, with lots of round, nutty notes on the nose and a good mix of acidity, caramel and oak on the palate. Worth checking out.
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