Alvaro Domecq Alburejo Oloroso
This wine has a dark mahogany color with shades of amber; it is clean and bright. It has a great aromatic intensity with aromas of nuts and almonds, deep notes of wood and vanilla, which are typical of a long ageing period. It is a dry and biting wine on the palate, warm and velvety, presenting nuances of nuts and wood with a great persistence and long aftertaste.
Known more formally as Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez is a city in Andalucía in southwest Spain and the center of the Jerez region and sherry production. Sherry is a mere English corruption of the term Jerez, while in French, Jerez is written, Xérès. Manzanilla is the freshest style of sherry, naturally derived from the seaside town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Sherry is a fortified wine that comes in many styles from dry to sweet. True Sherry can only be made in Andalucía, Spain where the soil and unique seasonal changes give a particular character to its wines. The process of production—not really the grape—determine the type, though certain types are reserved for certain grapes. Palomino is responsible for most dry styles; Pedro Ximénez and Muscat of Alexandria are used for blending or for sweet styles.