Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review: ***+ $ Pedro Romero Amontillado Medium Sherry, Spain, non-vintage - BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Amontillado sherries are in between the dry, light fino's and the more intense, rich oloroso's.  All Amontillado's are fortified after fermentation.  Within the category, this one we are sampling today is in the medium category, which means it is lightly sweetened. 

Original tasting and review : This is Pedro Romero Amontillado Medium Sherry, Spain, non-vintage, finished via fortification to 17.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Shows a light brown color, think deep Scotch whiskey.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows mashed walnuts and sweet carmel.  From the aroma, seems like this will be thick, rich and sweet.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a sweet nutty middle, lightly infused with the oxidized elements common to sherry.  Brings in notes of oranges and tobacco, sifting to a long and surprisingly clean finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for the distinct nutty elements.  Best value, as are many of the classic Spanish sherries.

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Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Pedro Romero Amontillado Sherry.

1 comment:

  1. Great beginners way to explore the wide range of sherry's brilliant range. For those used to the sugary desert quality of something as everyday as harvey's Bristol cream or Savory and james Cream sherry, this item opens the eyes into the dry, thin, unexpected consistency of Amontillado Sherry without risking a bankruptcy on one hand, and without trying something cheap and awful on the other!

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