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El Maestro Sierra Amontillado 12 Years Old
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16¾/20

El Maestro Sierra Amontillado 12 Years Old NV

Sherry Jerez - Manzanilla, SpainThis Bodega was started by master carpenter José Antonio Sierra in 1832, after he decided he could make better sherries than the producers he was suppling barrels to. Against the will of the large Sherry houses, his little outfit became one of the top Almacenistas. This super salty, bone dry amontillado spent 12 years in solera, mostly under the protective power of flor, but with oxidative aging in the end. Salt roasted almonds, scents of dark caramel, brown butter, linger on the very lengthy finish. Ideal tapas wine; bring on the salt and fried fishes.Tasted: 28 October 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 375 private wine shops Producer: Bodegas El Maestro SierraDistributors: That's Life Gourmet
Grape: Palomino FinoUPC: 8437003102110