Bodegas Osborne (500 ml) '51-1a' Amontillado VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Bodegas Osborne (500 ml) '51-1a' Amontillado VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 7189

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Palomino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Pack: 3
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 19

Osborne Very Old Rare Sherries are a treasure inherited from years and years of patience, devotion and hard work. The complexity and soul of these wines are unique and unparalleled. The solera of this wine was set in 1830, and has an average age of 30 years.

Winemaking Notes: The Palomino grapes are gently harvested by hand and carried in small boxes to avoid damages to the grapes. Then, they are softly pressed, followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature of 24ºC/75ºF. Once the wine achieves 11%-12% vol., wine spirit is added up to 17% vol. The fortified wine is then transferred to 500 liter American oak casks, where it ages through the unique system of soleras, for 30 years average. The special microclimate in El Puerto de Santa María, where Osborne's winery is located, allows this oxidative aging process to occur smoothly, imprinting its marvelous personality on the wine.

Tasting Notes: Lovely brilliant amber color with green highlights. Intense and complex with subtle yeasty nuances from its biological aging. Dominant yet elegant oak notes, evoking vanilla, almonds and roasted nuts. Very dry, full bodied and round. Flavors of walnuts, marzipan and hints of bitter orange marmalade mingled with spicy oak. Very persistent.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95 (8/1/2013)

    The NV Amontillado 51-1A VORS, from a solera created in 1830 has a bright amber color. Intensely aromatic, with a nose full of balsamic notes (rosemary, thyme) intermixed with some smoke, spices, noble woods and hazelnuts. The intense, complex and complete palate shows great elegance and finesse, with a bitter orange and saline finish that makes it very tasty. Extremely long. Only 600 bottles are filled each year. This bottle would last, age and improve, probably for many years. Drink 2013-2020.