Sherries are to a particular taste.  Very Old Rare Sherries may even be more so due to the cost.  Personally, I love them.  This bottle was consumed over three days.  It was at its best on day 3 (wine was corked and stored on the counter).  Gorgeous color of shimmering light brown/gold/orange.  Clear and bright in the glass.  On the nose, this is so complex.  Caramel, tootsie rolls, some alcohol, camphor/iodine, and minerals.  Complex.  On day 2 and 3, the alcohol is less noticeable.  It is oxidized but doesn't offend (me).  On the palate, it feels like there will be a bit from either the alcohol or oxidation and yet, it is smooth going down.  Flavors of caramel and tootsie rolls continue.  This is complex and deep.  Truly a contemplative wine.  Full bodied.  Great balance.  Wonderful with salty food.  Long, long finish.  Really an eye opener if you have not had a VORS.  This is made using the Solera method and unlike aged ports, the years listed (in this case 30) means the youngest wines are 30 years old.  At $70, this is not inexpensive but for a wine of this quality and pedigree, that is more than a fair price.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97

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