Gutierrez Colosia's Amontillado Seco is the result of eight years of ageing. The first three are spent as a fino, with the oxidisation process to become an Amontillado taking a further five. Excellent on its own as an aperitif or with chicken or beef consommé.
A medium-dry amontillado from this quality range of sherries. Made exclusively from Palamino Fino grapes and aged in a complex process for over 30 years before release. The producer recommends drinking this with cured ham, aged cheese or nuts.
A rare and interesting wine, Palo Cortado starts out life as an Amontillado or Fino, aging under a layer of protective flor, before going on to age without the flor like an Oloroso. Apostoles continues this secondary aging up to a total of 30 years, including some time in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks, to produce a rich and concentrated sherry.
An extraordinarily intense, profoundly sweet, sticky Pedro Ximenez sherry from Gonzalez Byass. One of the world's great wines - so densely viscous you practically have to shake it out of the bottle. Please note that this is a 37.5cl bottle
This very old Palo Cortado is a rare sherry that has originally begun ageing in the normal style, but which subsequently loses its flor (the thin layer of yeast that protects the sherry from the air) and ends up ageing oxidatively like an oloroso. The result is a dry wine with the freshness of an amontillado and the depth and body of an oloroso.
From one of the most famous names in fortified wine, Harvey's Rich Oloroso is, as the name suggests, a rich, sweet sherry with plenty of flavour intensity. A treat for lovers of the genre, and a must-try for fans of heavily sherried malts.
A well aged PX from Romate, matured in oak for over 20 years to produce a wonderfully rich and raisin heavy PX. It's named form Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, a Spanish cardinal and powerful politician who founded the institution that would become the Complutense University of Madrid, one of the world's oldest seats of learning.
Romate's Ambrosia Moscatel is a nectar-like sweet wine with buckets of fruit. Very rich, more aromatic though not quite as syrupy in texture compared to Pedro Ximenez, this will pair well with chocolate based desserts or even as an alcoholic ice cream sauce.
Rather more special than the famous Bristol Cream, this is a super-luxurious Pedro Ximenez sherry from Harvey's, comprised of solera-aged sherry over 30 years old. Incredibly rich, sweet and unctuous. Winner of a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2010 and a Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Gonzalez Byass' 1982 anada Palo Cortado is a rare example of aged vintage sherry. Each year the company excludes some stocks from the traditional solera system and ages them in American oak. This has been released after 30 years of ageing and is elegant, complex and nutty.