Olorosso sherries are an acquired taste. This is dry and different from most wines. For those of us who love this style, this is a good thing as sherries have some of the best quality to price ratio in the wine world. Olorosso sherries are made in an oxidative wine from the start. They are fortified with a neutral spirit (around 17or 18% abv) that kills the yeasts. This one is quite smooth and tasty. Deep amber in color, clear and bright. The nose is oxidized with walnuts and some apricots and orange peel. Full bodied. On the palate, the alcohol is noticeable but not bitter or hot. It has a softer texture. Walnuts with a slight apricot note. Long finish. This works better with a slight chill and with some salty foods. This should be consumed in the next five to seven years if well stored. From a 375ml bottle. As this was tasted near Halloween, we tried it with a variety of candy. Reese's Cups and Butterfingers seemed to fight the nuttiness. Nestle's Crunch Bars seemed to work better.
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