37.5cl (Half) Amontillado Muy Viejo 'Del Duque', Gonzalez Byass
Gonzalez Byas, Jerez de la Frontera
Gonzalez Byas is synonymous with top-flight sherries and of course, its leading Fino 'brand', Tio Pepe. However, what is little-known is the extraordinary range of very old, rare sherries that they bottle in tiny quanities. The Amontillado 'Del Duque' comes from a solera begun in 1835, when the Duke of Medinaceli purchased 16 sherry buitts. It is aged in oak barrels for over 30 years, giving it an intense concentration and complexity.
Dry with hints of cedar, leather, walnuts and a lingering, nutty finish.