Bodegas Osborne (500 ml) 'Capuchino' Palo Cortado VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Bodegas Osborne (500 ml) 'Capuchino' Palo Cortado VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 7190

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(%): 15
Case Production: 66

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 1790, 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% abv, wine spirit is added up to 17% abv. The fortified wine is then transferred to 500-liter American oak casks, where it ages through the unique system of soleras, for an average of 30 years. 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: Nutty and dry. Lovely brilliant amber color with green highlights. Aromas of hazelnuts mingle with oak notes. It combines the vinosity and full-bodied characteristics of an oloroso with the delicate and pungent nose of an amontillado. Dry and elegant, with a long lasting finish of dried fruit and spicy oak.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (8/1/2013)

    The NV Capuchino VORS Palo Cortado displays a bright mahogany robe, has a nose of incense, noble woods, quince, a touch spirity and lots of hazelnuts, while the medium- to full-bodied palate is quite bitter, intense and powerful with the roundness of an Oloroso, persistent and full, with good acidity, ending with a note of coffee. Drink 2013-2017.