Gutiérrez Colosia, Oloroso Sherry
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Gutiérrez Colosia, Oloroso Sherry

Item # 27877 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This Oloroso starts out rather dry, then gains complexity as it builds and opens. Amber in color, leaning towards mahogany, intense aromas of black walnut, dry treacle, figs repeat on the dry palate elevated with black sand. Serve with a chill before a meal with olives, figs, sliced jamón or after a meal with triple cream cheeses, like St. André and candied nuts.


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Staff Pick Notes

First, I love Oloroso Sherry because of its cool deception—it smells sweet, but drinks dry and nutty. Second, I love pineapple juice because it balances tropical fruit and tangy acidity. Finally, I love sparkling wine because, well, bubbles! If you are concerned that an unfinished bottle of Sherry will go to waste, consider making cocktails. Here’s just one idea that will that put bottle to use. 4 oz. Pineapple juice 1/2 oz. Oloroso Sherry Squeeze of lime Sparkling wine (Why not Cava to stay within Spain?) Shake and strain pineapple, Sherry, and lime. Top with 3 oz. of sparkling wine. Instant success! You’re welcome!

- BLR

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