Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Palo Cortado Sherry (375ML half-bottle)
This 30 year old Sherry is a blend of Palo Cortado and PX. Dark amber in color it is an interesting wine with an elegant and delicate nose with notes of nuts and concentrated fruits. On the palate this wine is complex and intense with notes of caramel and mature oak. Serve slightly chilled. Ideal with mature cheeses and game meats.
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Beautifully perfumed nose of liquorice root, menthol and molasses, and a plush, textured palate of dried herb, medjool date, crystallised ginger, orange and light spice.
All sherries are aged following the traditional Solera system where the wines are blended in 600 litre American oak casks. Many styles are produced with distinctive characters depending on whether they have been aged under the influence of the flor (a layer of natural yeast) or as an oloroso (in contact with oxygen).
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.