El Maestro Sierra Amontillado 1830 Sherry 375ML
96 Points Wine & Spirits
This Amontillado is based on a solera established by the founder of the bodega, José Antonio Sierra, in 1830. He was a master cooper at the time and, little by little, he stored up enough wines to establish his own winery. Today, the wines of this solera average about 50 years of age, and the salinity of their flavors is extreme: You might wonder if you’re tasting sea water rather than wine, which, in theory, does not sound very good, but, in this case, is delicious. Notes of dried fruits, nuts, almonds and iodine unite with the saline flavors to create a wine that is both powerful and firm, balanced and elegant.