Very Old (and Rare) Sherry
In the second of our collections of tasting notes on some of the great fortified wines, Victoria looks at some of the most venerable sherries on the market. The VOS and VORS classifications of sherry were introduced by the Consejo Regulador of the Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xérès-Sherry in July 2000 for particularly fine, aged Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado and PX wines. VOS, standing for Vinum Optimum Signatum in Latin and Very Old Sherry in English, must be at least 20 years old while VORS, Vinum Optimum Rare Signatum or Very Old Rare Sherry, must be at least 30 years old. Previously these wines would...
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