jamie goode's wine blog: Sherry rocks

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sherry rocks

Three sherries that rock.

Marks & Spencer Manzanilla Sherry NV
15% alcohol, from Williams & Humbert. Fresh, salty, nutty nose is complex with some smoky notes. The palate is dry and fresh with some appley, salty character and nice texture. Fresh and intense with savoury complexity. Versatile food wine. 89/100

Lustau 15 Year Old Amontillado Sherry
19% alcohol. Warm, complex and nutty with some sweet orange peel and toffee notes. Rich yet dry palate with fudge, raisin and cask notes as well as citrus peel and nuts. Attractive stuff. 87/100 (Wine Rack, Thresher)

Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Oloroso Dulce Muy Viejo
20.5% alcohol. Deep brown colour. Wonderfully complex, almost perfect nose with citrus fruit, raisins, old furniture, lifted acidity, tar, fudge and spice notes. The palate has wonderful balance between the rich, bold, raisiny, earthy, spicy notes and the fresh citrussy acidity. Complex and brilliant. 95/100 (Wine Rack, Waitrose)



At 1:18 AM, Anonymous rebuilt engines said...

Thank you for keeping me up with the wine suggestions. What a wonderful blog. I spend all week making rebuilt engines and when I get home I just want to enjoy a nice glass of red. I prefer Pinot Noir, but I've tried a little of everything. Sherry makes a great dessert wine. Try San Sebastians Castillo Red, very nice dry red. It's made in St Augustine Fl the nations first city. Well, back to the engine shop. Keep up the great suggestions and tips.

At 7:42 AM, Blogger Justin Roberts said...

Very glad to see sherry getting a plug. That Matusalem is delicious.


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