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.
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