el Maestro Sierra Amoroso (Sweetened Oloroso)
£15.50 (inc VAT)
Nothing like the sherry your nan had at Christmas. Though now we think about it, it IS full of delicious Christmas-y flavours. Caramel sweetness, slightly bitter notes, dried herbs, Seville oranges and a soft, gingery warmth.
The Amoroso (Medium) El Maestro Sierra is the Cream Sherry that you might associate with the back of the spirit cupboard, but this is nothing like the sherry your nan had at Christmas. Though now we think about it, it IS full of delicious Christmas-y flavours.
The kind of underdog story we love. There once was a humble cooper named Jose Antonio Sierra, a master of the craft of Sherry wine thanks to his barrel workshop in the La Merced district of Jerez. Despite being not being part of the snobbish wine aristocracy, he dared to dream. And now, 180 years after its creation, El Maestro Sierra combines traditional wine-making with artisan character. The bodega is still family owned (by a badass nonagenarian), and that family continues to age, bottle and export wines of the Jerez-X̩r̬s-Sherry D.O.