César Florido, Oloroso "Cruz del Mar" Sherry

Half-Bottle of César Florido, Oloroso "Cruz del Mar" Sherry

Item # 27981 375mL
$18.99/ Single Bottle
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César Florido is located in Chipiona, a tiny city within the Jerez DO. The area is best known for Moscatel; however, there is Palomino for dry Sherries, as well. Cruz del Mar is graced with brown velvet aromas and an elegance, demanding quiet contemplation over dried meats and mature cheeses. This Oloroso is aged in Solera with an average age of 18 years.


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