Osborne Sibarita Oloroso (1792) VORS<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?A unique blend of old soleras dating back to 1792 combining Palomino and Pedro Ximénez from its foundation. Extremely limited production displaying a rich, yet dry, texture that is rare to find. Also of note, the very small amount of Pedro Ximénez added by the winemaker long ago is not continuously added. This was a one time addition.
RATING HISTORY:95 Decanter; 94 WA; "Year's Best Sherry" W&S Magazine
GRAPE:99% Palomino, 2% Pedro Ximénez. Vines tended in albariza soil at 70 m (230 ft) elevation from the Macharnudo pago
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:The fullness of Oloroso pairs best with well-textured and fatty foods. Dishes that incorporate figs, dates, maple syrup, chocolate and soy sauce. A curried dish works very well, as would a dish made with vanilla, walnuts, almonds or coconut.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:30 years of age at bottling (on average) from 4 criaderas founded in 1792. RS = 0 g/L
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:Vines tended in albariza soil at 70 m (230 ft) elevation. With averages highs of 22 C (72 F) and lows of 13 C (56 F). There are an impressive 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and the summers are glorious. Most of the 584 mm (23 in) of annual rainfall occurs from September through December. All the vines are within the Pago Macharnudo territory, located towards the interior of Jerez. This area produces riper Palomino grapes, making them more suitable for producing Amontillado and Oloroso style wines.
TASTING NOTES:The NV Sibarita Oloroso VORS is produced with Palomino grapes balanced with 2% of Pedro Ximénez, which is quite common to polish the edges of very old wines in a solera created in 1792. It has a dark mahogany color, and the nose shows some toffee notes intermixed with roasted coffee, tar, ash and incense. The palate shows good depth, strong acidity, well compensated by the sweetness, and a slightly bitter finish. It stands apart from other Olorosos, with a unique range of aromas and flavors. 1,500 bottles are filled each year. -- Luis Gutierrez
BOTTLE WEIGHT:1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
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