Amontillado Napoleón Vinos Viejos de Hidalgo 30 Year Old VORS, Spain, 50cl
Aroma: Intensely rich hazelnut, beeswax. Taste: dry, very nutty, full bodied.
"Notes of walnut and spice, with a sweet and sour nature. Lively and very refreshing in the mouth. Poised, succulent, very complex and elegant" Claire Hu, Wine and Spirit. 1st November 2008.
Produced according to the traditional methods. The ageing method used for all sherries is known as the solera system which consists of a continuous blending of young sherries with older ones resulting in a sherry of consistent quality. Matured in solera, in casks of American oak in the sherry town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The maturation is first ‘biological’, i.e. under a veil of yeast or flor followed by the ‘oxidative’ process, which begins as the yeast dies off due to lack of nutrients available in the Sherry. Then follows several (over thirty years) of ageing in cask, to give a dry, complex wine. Wines of such age are designated VORS, (Very Old Rare Sherry).
How To Serve: A pungent aperitif, but also great with many foods: Tapas, soup, dry cheeses and even beef.
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