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TypeWhite - Fortified
ProducerSánchez Romate Hnos.
VarietyPalomino Fino
DesignationLa Sacristía de Romate, Oloroso
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Community Tasting Notes (average 93.3 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 13 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Timbalimba on 7/29/2013 & rated 96 points: Complex spectrum of ebony-amber-gold. Profound, perfumed bouquet of cashew, Brazil, macadamia, pecan, all the nuts imaginable, American oak, linoleum. Full bodied yet fresh on the palate, salty, acidic, wonderful nutty aromas. Unbeatable length on the finish. Nuts, sea salt, toasted bread. Goes on forever. One of the marvels of the wine world. Beats the competition hands down with the combination of both remarkable freshness and full tertiary maturity, a dichotomy the almacenista VORS don't usually possess. Great.
Asombrante. Me quedo con la sensacion de los aromas de las calles del Puerto de Santa Maria, caminando entre los almacenes. La sal de la brisa del mar, las barricas de roble, y el vino noble. Me quito el sombrero (642 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 6/19/2013 & rated 91 points: VORS. 50cl bottle, purchased in 2003, excellent cellarage since. Very interesting style, quite oxidative, sour butter, coffee and toasted nuts; good intensity and weight but relatively rounded, dry but seems softer than usual, attractive but not as precise as some; good length, buttery finish. (700 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 2/11/2013: Even turbid (surely a bad storage), with an unusual coffee bean aroma, this Oloroso has a superior class that transcends what a simple Sherry is.... Supreme!

Incluso turbio (seguramente una mala conservación), con un inusual aroma a pepita de café, este Oloroso tiene una clase superior que transciende a lo que es un simple Jerez... Supremo! (921 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 9/7/2012: Sharp and vibrant. Nutty feel to it, oxitative bitterness (in a nice way) and quite long. One has to like the style to enjoy this but indeed very nice. (992 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 12/6/2010: What is the best thing about this wine? Too much to be chossen: its ambar colour, its all-nuts aroma, its rotundity on the palate, its biterness, its long, very long aftertaste....a real VORS...All Sherry is about!

¿Qué es lo mejor de este vino? Demasiado para elegir: su color ambar, su aroma a frutos secos, su rotundidad en boca, su amargor, su largo, muy largo postgusto.... Un VORS de verdad....todo lo que da de sí un Jerez. (1502 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 11/5/2010: I adore this VORS. That sour butter aroma. Delicious. Never have enough of this.

Adoro este VORS. Ese aroma a mantequilla agria, delicioso. Nunca tengo suficiente de este. (1277 views)
 Tasted by grinneback on 10/22/2010: Dark brown, almost coffee coloured. Complex nose with some fruit. Same with the taste but with a strong mushroom flavour combined with coffee. I found it a bit extrem on its own but I suppose it is an aquired taste. Interesting. Nicer with food. (1241 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 4/22/2010: Do you enjoy Dog Whisperer on tv? If so, I am sure you know a pitbull named "Daddy". It is a quite, good boy, calmed and reliable pooch that likes to relax the pack, putting them on the nice way, in the fine mood. Well, after an expensive Palo Cortado VORS of Barbadillo without much personality, this Oloroso give me some Sherry peace, some good vibes from the old well-known sensations. Feeling a little compulsive with this wine. Superb.

¿Conoces a César Millan de la tele? En el Encantador de perros sale un pitbull llamado "Daddy" famoso por ser un buen chico, un perro que calma a la manada. Bueno pues después de un Palo Cortado VORS bastante soso de Barbadillo, este Oloroso me reconcilia con Jerez, con esas buenas viejas vibraciones y sensaciones. Me siento un poco compulsivo con este vino. Buenisimo. (1271 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 10/5/2009: This Oloroso es king. Every 2-3 mounths, my body is demanding of this elixir. I have nothing more to say. Read, if you wish, previous notes. An outstanding Sherry.

Este oloroso es el rey. Cada 2-3 meses, mi cuerpo está demandando este elixir. No tengo más que añadir. Lee, si quieres, las notas previas. Un Jerez fuera de lo común. (1420 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 8/14/2009: Have to confess I failed in love with this Oloroso. Clearly best than Amontillado, lovely complex, full of sweet wood aromas but sharp-pointed enough to invite you for more and more. An all-round Sherry.

Tengo que confesar que me he enamorado de este Oloroso. Claramente mejor que el Amontillado, deliciosamente complejo, lleno de aromas a maderas dulces pero lo sufiientemente puntiagudo para invitarte a más y más. Un Jerez redondo. (1501 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 5/7/2009: Sincerely, I can not stop drinking this fortified wine. It is a complex, intense, dry, powerful and very elegant Oloroso. As many others, I liked Sherry in the past but too many ordinary wines, without soul, take me away from these digestive elixir . But, I have to say, fine wines like this terrific Oloroso, takes my breath away again. Stil, I am a Sherry beliver. It was wonderful with spanish river crabs. I am going to try with Amontillado too, if can find it.

Me encanta este Oloroso; Complejo, intenso, seco, poderoso y muy elegante. Como muchos otros, me encantaba el Jerez pero demasiados vinos vulgares me pusieron en guardia contra estos generosos. Pero ricos vinos como este oloroso, de nuevo, me quitan la respiración. Todavía creo en el Jerez. Fue un buen maridaje con cangrejos de río. Quiero probar también el amontillado, si es que puedo encontrarlo. (1511 views)
 Tasted by Harley1199 on 2/28/2009: What an oloroso! An elder Sherry with a lovely dark colour; glorious bouquet, medium bitter and long dry finish. Full-bodied, classic, has weight enough to report lots of grip. Deep, nutty and easy drinking. Please, give me more of this stuff!

¡Menudo oloroso! Un Jerez antiguo con un precioso color obscuro; un buquet glorioso, con un amargor medio y un largo y seco final. De gran cuerpo, clásico, tiene peso suficiente para aportar montones de directos. Profundo, pleno de frutos secos y de fácil trago. Por favor, dadme más de esta clase. (1510 views)
 Tasted by peterkj on 1/13/2009 & rated 93 points: Sherry (Hos Søren): Farve: Dyb mørkebrun over mod Palisander. Aroma: Læder, tørret, frugt, tung, lak, dufter fantastisk. Smag: Træ, citrus, blød, rund, bitter, læder. Eftersmag: Toffee, grape, mega lang, salt, kraftig. En fremragende sherry (1773 views)

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Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.


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