Osborne Sibarita Oloroso (1792) VORS

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Winemaker Notes

The NV Sibarita Oloroso VORS is produced with Palomino grapes balanced with 2% of Pedro Ximénez, which is quite common to polish the edges of very old wines in a solera created in 1792. It has a dark mahogany color, and the nose shows some toffee notes intermixed with roasted coffee, tar, ash and incense. The palate shows good depth, strong acidity, well compensated by the sweetness, and a slightly bitter finish. It stands apart from other Olorosos, with a unique range of aromas and flavors. 1,500 bottles are filled each year. -- Luis Gutierrez

Wine Information

The Sibarita Oloroso solera was founded in 1792 and is composed of 106 barrels. Only 1.5% of the wine is drawn from each barrel annually, bottling 206 cases of 3 bottles each for the world. Unquestionably, the Sibarita solera is one of the most famous and oldest soleras of Jerez. While sold as a VORS (guaranteed minimum age of 30 years), it is at least twice that age. Despite their lack of real profitability, these old wines have been lovingly looked after by the Osborne family. The wines could never be sold for their real value, but help give prestige to the Osborne bodega, and to the sherry category in general. The word 'Sibarita' comes from ‘Sybarite’, meaning a person who dedicates time to finding and enjoying the pleasure of good food and good wines. The Sibarita Oloroso has been blended with less than 1% of Pedro Ximénez (a sweet wine made from dried grapes), leaving it with an almost imperceptible amount of residual sugar (2%). This stunning sherry has ultimate power, precision and boundless complexity. The tang of ancient dry Oloroso stocks blends beautifully with the roundness of the Pedro Ximénez, creating a rich, dry-finishing sherry.

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