50cl * 20% ABV * Jerez, Spain
What other wine, let alone a fortified wine, can claim to have scored 98 points from Robert Parker and 20/20 from Jancis Robinson? And all this (as well as gongs and trophies aplenty) all for under £30?
This is a rare and fine wine that combines the nuttiness of Amontillado with the smoky richness of Olorosso. It's bone dry, but has layers of honey, coffee, hazelnuts... with Sarah Jane Evans MW describing it as 'brisk... dry with orangey highlights. Very exciting'
Best Fortified Wine, Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100. The judges said it had a 'lovely nose of caramel, honeycomb and biscuits'. And went on to praise it, saying, 'This is seriously classy: honeyed but never sweet, really intense: stunning, with an endlessly long nutty finish.'