White - Fortified

N.V. Gonzalez-Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Del Duque Aged 30 Years Very Old Amontillado VORS

Palomino Fino

  • Spain
  • Andalucía
  • Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • Omar Khayyam wrote: 92 points

    October 20, 2019 - lovely amontillado, but perhaps a bit four square in the sene that there is amped up sweetness, spice, caramel rather than nuts and some heat on the finish. But there is complexity, salinity, a coarse almost fino quality that makes this good with some spicy tacos with lime and cilantro. recommended for sure.

  • Anton_Wallin Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 12, 2019 - Minerality, iron and oxidized baked apples. Fckin brilliant wine!
    Outstanding complexity, balanced acidity, caramellized off-dry almonds.

  • JohnTheBastard Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 23, 2019 - A lot to take in here. Toasted nuts. Heavy oxidation, dry, metallic, briny, with lots of burnt sugar. Reminds me of the savory intensity of demi-glacé or a dark roux sampled straight from a cast iron skillet.

  • Elycohn Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 29, 2018 - If you like snacking before dinner, this 30 year Amontillado will bring your aperitif game to new levels. Think about toasted browned hazelnuts and aged tan gouda with the calcium crystal crunchies.

    The mahogany color is stunning and suggests extreme depth. The nose confirms with complex aromas of sweet dates, caramel, walnuts, vanilla, and toffee and probably twenty other notes that aren't registering. Aromas suggest sweet but it's completely dry - salty, nutty, and slippery with a little bite. Sharp flavors of caramel apple, walnuts and roasted cocoa nibs.

  • peternelson wrote: 94 points

    December 22, 2018 - Astonishinly good, concentrated, complex, lovely; darker, lots of intense flavors, silky, warm, very concentrated dry with a sweet impression, very very long.

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  • By Ferran Centelles
    1/30/2018 (link)

    (NV González Byass, Del Duque 30 Year Old VORS Amontillado rez - Xérès - Sherry White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/5/2015 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/17/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    6/22/2010 (link)

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  • Special Report: Sherry, 12/1/2008 (link)

    (NV Gonzalez Byass Del Duque Amontillado Muy Viejo (VORS) Jerez) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Victoria Daskal
    11/5/2008 (link)

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Sommelier Journal

  • By Tim Gaiser, MS
    November 2008 (link)

    (NV González Byass Amontillado VORS Del Duque, Jerez) Although it’s best known for its signature Tio Pepe Fino, González Byass produces a full range of outstanding Sherries, none better than the Amontillado Del Duque. The VORS designation (Very Old Rare Sherry) indicates that the average age of this stunning fortified wine is more than 30 years. Aromas and flavors suggest pressed flowers, dried Asian spices, roasted nuts, desiccated fruit, and old wood. Serve slightly cool with semi-hard cheese and dried fruit. Hot Picks

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (link) 15.5 points

    (NV Gonzalez Byass Amontillado Del Duque 30 Años) A 30 year old solera, 100% Palomino. Some volatility on the nose here, with a burnt character. Drier than the preceding wine, rather more reserved, certainly more challenging. Bitter, ameliorated with just a little sweetness and rounded texture.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2004 (link) 16.5 points

    (NV Gonzalez Byass Amontillado Del Duque 30 Años) A 30 year old solera. Complex, woody, nutty nose with a salty, tangy edge. Rich, weighty and textured on the palate, but quite dry. Salty tangy notes like those on the nose. Very good.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Gonzalez-Byass
  • Varietal Palomino Fino
  • Designation Del Duque Aged 30 Years Very Old Amontillado VORS
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Andalucía
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
  • UPC Codes 8410023011631, 8410023090469

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  • In Cellars 135 (58%)
  • Consumed 97 (42%)

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Community Recommendations

Aged cheese, Carnes rojas, Dried fruit, guisos, Ham, parmesano, queso viejo, quesos curados, Semi-hard cheese

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