Osborne Amontillado Solera AOS (1903)<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?This Amontillado is part of the personal stores of the Osborne family, until very recently not made commercially available. 25 years average age at bottling from 3 different criaderas. Miniscule amounts are bottled, and fewer every year because of the shrinking solera that feeds it.
RATING HISTORY:97 WA & Decanter
GRAPE:100% Palomino. Vines tended in Albariza soil at 70 m (230 ft) elevation from the Balbaina pago.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:The salinity and rich, savory profile of this wine makes it a perfect pair with jamon, nuts, and aged cheeses such as Manchego.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:25 years of age at bottling (average) from 3 criaderas founded in 1903, RS = 0 g/L
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:Vines tended in albariza soil at 70 m (230 ft) elevation. With averages highs of 22C (72F) and lows of 13C (56F), there are nearly an impressive 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and the summers are glorious. Most of the 584mm (23 in) of annual rainfall occurs from September through December. All the vines are within the Pago Macharnudo territory, located towards the interior of Jerez. This area produces riper palomino grapes making them more suitable for producing Amontillado and Oloroso style wines.
TASTING NOTES:A bright, dark mahogany-colored wine, it originates from a solera created in 1903 and averages 25 years of age. The complex nose is one of a kind, with strong aromatics, rosemary and thyme covering the roasted hazelnuts, bitter oranges, noble woods and curry. The medium- to full-bodied palate shows a very spicy, smoky wine with hints of coffee, layered, intense, more subtle than in your face and very complex.
BOTTLE WEIGHT:1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
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