el Maestro Sierra Oloroso
£14.75 (inc VAT)
Incredibly complex aromas of hazelnuts and exotic spices. Richly textured, nuances of nuts and spicy elements.
A drier sherry, aged for 15 years using the Solera System, a complex maturation process using multiple barrels and fractional blending. It's hard work, but when it produces complex, spicy, nutty masterpieces like this, it's clearly worth it.
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.