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Sherryfest Masterclass: Amontillado

Hosted by Barbadillo & Osborne


Among sherry aficionados, amontillado is the most highly prized of the sherry styles, exhibiting a distinctive combination of complexity, concentration and finesse. An amontillado begins its life under flor, as a fino or manzanilla, before being aged further in barrel without the protection of flor: thus, it demonstrates characteristics of both biological and oxidative aging, retaining a distinctive flor character even after aging for decades.

In this seminar, we examine a wide array of amontillados, from youthful releases to exceptionally old and rare examples. We’ll be joined by Steve Cook of Barbadillo, a firm that possesses an extraordinary array of amontillado in its bodegas in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, as well as Olivier Gailly of Osborne, a historic El Puerto firm that is also renowned for its collection of old wines. We’ll include amontillados from a number of other sherry houses in this tasting, allowing us to contrast wines of various ages and styles, and to compare amontillados from all three of the sherry towns.

Event details

Date Monday 7 October 2013
Time 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Event type Tutored tasting
Cost $44.00
Booking required? Yes
Venue details 399 Lafayette Street, New York, New York, United States