Sherry, Sherry Baby, Sherry

The second Sherry tasting on the final day of the The Wine Academy of Spain’s Spanish wine course was comprised of sweet, complex wines. Unlike the first tasting, where most of the Sherry were not my style, each Sherry in this tasting was more delicious than the next. In fact, the last one we tasted (the Nectar PX 7 Years Old) left me wondering what it would taste like poured over warm French toast.

Tasting #2 on Day 3

Apostoles Palo Cortado Muy Viejo (winery, snooth)
VORS (at least 30 years of aging)
Palomino and Ximénez
Medium brown with an Amber rim
Flan, toasted caramel, vanilla bean, with a touch of raisins and prunes on the nose
Almonds, hazelnut, caramel, with a touch of raisins in the mouth
Very complex

Matusalem Oloroso Dulce Muy Viejo (winery, snooth)
VORS (at least 30 years of aging)
Medium-to-dark brown with an amber rim
Pronounced aromas—almonds, raisins, and prunes
Almonds and raisins in the mouth
Sweet, with a slight bitterness on the long finish

Nectar PX 7 Years Old
Deep Mahogany with amber rim
Pronounced aromas—strong raisin, fig, and prune with hints of caramel and brown sugar
Dried apricots, raisins, and prunes with a hint of caramel and brown sugar in the mouth
Like drinking liquid velvet
Very long finish

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