half bottle - 12yr old Pedro Ximenez, Williams and Humbert, Jerez, Spain
Williams & Humbert has been crafting award-winning Sherry since 1877. Founded by two intrepid Englishmen in Jerez de la Frontera, Williams & Humbert is today internationally recognised for the quality of its portfolio. The Williams & Humbert winery is located in the sherry triangle, a region with a unique microclimate.
Once harvested the Pedro Ximenez grapes are left out in the Andalusian sunshine for about 10 days until they become almost raisin. Ageing is by oxidation process in W&H Collection Criaderas and Soleras for a minimum of 12 years. Dark mahogany colour, high density. Deep aroma of raisins and figs. Mouth-wateringly luscious, smooth and velvety, very rich and sweet (380g/ltr sugar content) with a delightfully long aftertaste.
Oloroso Dry Sherry, Barbadillo, Jerez, Spain
Fino Perdido 1/15 Butts, Sanchez Romate
Called Lost Fino, this is a rich but dry and mature style of Jerez Fino, about 8 years old, bordering on a Fino-Amontillado that is rarely seen today. Deep gold
Since 1781 Sanchez Romate has been family-owned and established in the same Bodegas in the town of Jerez de la Frontera. With vineyards in the Balbaina district on deep chalky soil and extensive soleras of Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez, Sanchez Romate are one of the few independent Sherry makers with control over the whole process from vineyard to bottle.