El Maestro Sierra Solera Reserva Brandy

El Maestro Sierra Solera Reserva Brandy

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Founded in 1830 by one of the regions all time greatest master coopers, this domaine came to be considered one of this ancient wine regions greatest wineries as well. And when it comes to brandy, considering their many generations of expertise with oak, there is no one better to know how to age the eau de vies of the region to perfection over decades. For the Solera Reserva, the minimum age of brandy is 20yrs old and the oldest around 100yrs. Drawn from only a solera of 7 Oloroso Butts and with only 500 bottles made available to the public each year. Showing all the hallmarks of a preimum spirit of this age and caliber with standout notes of old balsamic, sweet tobacco, old leather, dark chocolate, dates, raisins and toasted nuts. Absolutely sublime.

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$629.94/ Case of 6
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Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Sherry actually gets its name from our anglo-inability to pronounce the word “Jerez,” the town at the southern end of Spain in which the wine is produced. Like Champagne, Sherry can only be called Sherry if it comes from this specific region. That said, there are other “Sherry-styled” wines worthy of note produced outside of the Sherry D.O. (known as vinos generosos). Montilla, lying to the north-east of Jerez, produces some of the finest Pedro Ximénez in the world.


The real magic in the production of Sherry happens in what's called the solera system - an innovative method of fractional blending in which younger wine is blended with older wine to ensure a consistent product from year to year. The younger wine serves to refresh and awaken the older wine, while the older wine enhances the depth and quality of the younger wine. Thus, with the exception of a handful of single barrels pulled from the solera, there really is no "vintage Sherry": any date...

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