Bodegas Osborne (500 ml) 'Sibarita' Oloroso VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Bodegas Osborne (500 ml) 'Sibarita' Oloroso VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 7191

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 98% Palomino / 2% Pedro Ximenez
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Pack: 3
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Case Production: 279

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 1792, 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 damage 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 an average of 30 years. This long aging time makes the wine complex and well balanced. 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 slightly sweet. Deep dark mahogany color with reddish overtones. Stylish aromas of extraordinary complexity. Outstanding aromas of toasted oak, hazelnuts, cocoa and raisins. Medium dry, smooth and mouth-filling, with fine oak, raisins and dried apricot flavors.

Reviews

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

    The NV Sibarita Oloroso VORS is produced with Palomino grapes, balanced with 2% of Pedro Ximenez, something quite common to polish the edges of very old wines, in a solera created in 1792. It has a dark mahogany color, and the nose shows some toffee notes intermixed with roasted coffee, tar, ash and incense. The palate shows good depth, strong acidity, well compensated by the sweetness, and a slightly bitter finish. It stands apart from other Olorosos, with a unique range of aromas and flavors. 1,500 bottles are filled each year. Drink 2013-2020.