Lustau Amontillado V.O.R.S. 30 year old
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Dark amber in colour, the aromas are reminiscent of butterscotch, noble wood, old leather and wax polish. Savoury, almost saline, typical of the concentration found in the amontillados of such long ageing. 100% Palomino grape. This wine was selected from one of the best casks of the solera of Amontillado San Bartolomé. The Council of the Denomination of Origin has endorsed it with the category VORS, more than 30 years of ageing.
The NV Amontillado VORS is a huge step up in quality and complexity from the rest of Amontillados. Bright brown color, extremely saline in the palate, sharp as a knife. One has to wonder if in the past the origin of this wine could have been Manzanilla rather than Fino. It is clean with a complex nose of curry, old wood, wax, antique shop and shoe polish as well as an extremely concentrated palate. Drink 2013-2021.
Score: 97, August 2013
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