Bodegas Hidalgo Palo Cortado Wellington VOS Sherry 50cl
Bodegas Hildalgo Palo Cortado Wellington (VOS) Sherry 50cl is an unusual sherry, in that it first ages under a film of yeast 'flor', which protects it from oxygen, but then loses that flor to age oxidatively at the very end of the process. Thus, the freshness of Manzanilla and the complexity of dry Amontillado are combined. Over twenty years old, Jerez Cortado is entitled to the designation VOS, (Very Old Sherry). About 190 years ago, when the French occupied this part of Spain this sherry was sold to the British troops under the name ‘Wellington’. The first Duke of Wellington’s portrait is still used on the label today. Another sherry was also simultaneously sold to the French under the name ‘Napoleon’!
“91/100. A clean,Read more...
Pairs well with…
- Red Meat
racy style, with almond and hazelnut husk notes backed by toasted corn, walnut and singed sandalwood accents. A touch of dried persimmon echoes on the very dry finish.” James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, July 2013.
Winner of 2016 Decanter Wine Silver Award.
Winner of 2016 International Silver Wine Challenge.
|Wine Brand||Bodegas Hidalgo|
|ABV (% vol)||17.5|
|Sherry Style||Palo Cortado|