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El Maestro Sierra Amontillado 12 Years Old Sherry


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Outstanding sherry that’s a GREAT value for the price.

Producer/Winery: El Maestro Sierra; Cádiz, Spain.

Grape Variety: Palomino.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Jerez, Spain.

Vintage: 12 Years Old; Bottled 2015

Price: $25.20 375 ML bottle (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: A first course Chilled almond soup (blanched and ground almonds, garlic, bread crumbs, olive oil, white wine vinegar, white grapes, milk and a little sherry).

Tasting:

    Very slightly chilled and opened 20-minutes before drinking. Clear, light amber color. Tangy aromas of caramel, toastyness, and aged earthy wood. A mouth feel that was rich, elegant, dry, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Strong, yet delicate tastes of over ripe apple, dried apricots, orange and spiciness intertwined with a substantial nutty background. Well integrated lively acidity and a long smooth opulent finish that was filled with savory smoky tastes of aged wine. With the almond soup it was simply a pairing made in heaven!!! Possibly one of the best wine pairings we have ever had. Outstanding sherry that’s a GREAT value for the price. Both of us grew up having a small glass of sherry before dinner and developed an acquired taste for it. If your a sherry drinker this is a real winner and if you aren’t this is a perfect sherry to begin drinking.

Ana Cabestrero has overseen the winery operation since 2003
Photo from De Mason Selections.

Comments: Learn more about El Maestro Sierra and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 17.5%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 6 64841 01002 6

Imported by: De Mason Selections; Chapel Hill, North Carolina.