|Silver||International Wine & Spirits Competition (UK)||Deep amber-brown colour ; attractive nose of raisins, hazelnuts, figs, dark chocolate accent ; creamy vanilla-textured with enough freshness to support, warm, round, velvety, well-defined with good length. Delicious!
Silver Outstanding 2018
|93||The Wine Advocate||Aged from the very beginning in an oxidative way, the NV Oloroso Victoria Regina is a VORS from an old solera whose 17% initial alcohol is concentrated to 20% by the time it's bottled. The noble wood is upfront, and has some unusual notes of vanilla, a touch of varnish and hazelnuts, dried apricots quite showy, in a commercial way. The palate is quite approachable and round, ending quite dry and serious, somehow in contrast with the nose. Today I prefer palate to nose. 1,000 bottles per year.
Issue #216, December 2014
|92||International Wine Challenge||Crystallised ginger, orange peel and dried apricot nose. Complex polished and lengthy on the palate.
Silver Winner 2018