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Sherry

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Sherry is Spain's most distinctive style of wine. Or rather styles, as sherry can be dry or sweet, translucent or opaque, pale straw or dark amber. But all sherry hails from southern Spain, and bears the mark of barrel ageing. Most sherries are made in the town of Jerez de la Frontera from the Palomino grape. These include Fino, aged under a veil of yeast called "flor" to create a fresh, light dry wine; Amontillado, which begins its ageing under flor but then loses it and oxidizes into an amber coloured wine that smells and tastes of roasted nuts; and Olorosso, aged in contact with the air for a fuller, richer roasted nut character. From the town of Sanlucar de la Barameda, Manzanilla sherry is a lighter, more saline version of Jerez's Fino. And from Montilla come sherries made from the Pedro Ximenez grape, some of the sweetest, richest wines in the world.

Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 375ml

$31.99

The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously...

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Alvear Criadera "A" Amontillado 375ml

$31.22

This is a new (at least to me) NV Criadera /A Fino que va para Amontillado, a category that was always informally referred to as Fino Amontillado, that goes beyond the Fino and starts its oxidative journey. It would be a very young Amontillado, but the...

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Alvear Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa 375ml

$30.34

Presented with a red stamp on the back label that says "Saca 1/2017," the January 2017 bottling of the exceptionally old NV Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa revealed an unusual complexity and depth showing old age and at the same incredible balance and...

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El Maestro Sierra Oloroso 375ml

$36.43

"The former Almacenista - supplier to other bodegas - works in a remarkable old bodega. From there they produce this great value Oloroso, offering an alluring roasted butterscotch aroma, and a fine tangy palate." Score: 94 points -- Sarah Jane Evans...

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Lustau Amontillado Escuadrilla Solera Reserva 375ml

$30.34

Bright amber colour with golden hints. This complex Amontillado shows intense smoky wood, and nutty aromas, resulting from years of ageing in the bodegas of Jerez. Dry and elegant on the palate, with a long spicy aftertaste.  Aged following a...

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Alvear Fino Sherry 750ml

$21.99

Pale straw in color. Fresh, yeasty, crusty-bread nose with notes of salty almonds. Clean and tangy with a refreshing finish and a softness which makes it delightfully easy to drink. --Winemaker --- The NV Fino from Alvear has signs of youth, a pale...

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Alvear Medium Dry Sherry 750ml

$21.99

Light amber in color. Classic aromas of toasted nuts. A nutty flavor with hints of dried figs, smooth with a touch of sweetness but dry on the finish. Fuller-bodied than a Fino. Nice length in mouth and nose. --Winemaker

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Callejuela Manzanilla Pasada Blanquito

$61.65

Intense and very concentrated aromas. It combines the freshness of the apple with robust iodine notes and the delicacy of white petals. The mouth is throbbing, firm and mineral, spicy, with reminders of hay. Dry and mineral from beginning to end. --...

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Lustau Pedro Ximenez San Emilio Solera Reserva 375ml

$32.08

With piercing aromas of raisin pudding, molasses and spice, this rolls out the welcome mat and more. Luscious is probably as tame as you can put it; this is a ribald sweet wine with acidic backbone and hugely intense flavors of baked brown sugar,...

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Rey Fernando de Castilla - Antique Fino

$59.04

Rich and long with greater depth and complexity than a standard Fino - as such Jan refers to this as his 'Winter' Fino! Appealing salty tang and a long citrus finish. Very fresh and pure. This should be served cool, but not very cold. It pairs well...

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Heredad de Hidalgo Fino 750ml

$32.08

The colour of the Fino Heredad de Hidalgo is bright straw yellow, with slight greenish tones. Fine and elegant with a nose of nuts and wood nuanced by its aging in old american oak. The palate is full, fresh and balanced. Full-bodied and with a long, dry...

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Lustau Dry Oloroso Don Nuno Solera Reserva 375ml

$30.34

Toffee and baked brown sugar aromas provide a nice opening in this wine. It's fresh and fearless, with popping acidity and layered flavors. Salty dried apricot and orange notes end with dashes of brine and pecan. Score: 92 points -- Michael...

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Lustau East India Solera Reserva Sherry 500ml

$32.99

One of the finest sweet fortified wines in the world, this one has superior balance of everything. Medium to dark brown in color; a tremendous rush of toffee in the aromas, super alluring and rich; full bodied and packed on the palate; very sweet,...

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Lustau Los Arcos Amontillado 375ml

$23.39

This here is classic amontillado. Aromas of toffee, nuts and dried stone fruits set up a round, racy but regular palate. Salted caramel is key to a fresh traditional flavor profile, while bracing lively acidity creates length on a standard tasting finish...

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