Aurora Amontillado Sherry NV, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain 50cl
Fortified wine, 50cl. Full bodied 100% Palomino Fino from Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain. 19.0% ABV. Vegan
Transparent amber colour. Marked bouquet of dried fruits, hazelnut and vinous oak. Complex unctuous and beautifully balanced. It is a slightly lighter, more elegant style of Amontillado than you would expect to find from Jerez. SWA Gold Medal.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
'Walnuts and pungent spices with a savoury edge on the nose, as well as some salinity on the palate.' Luma Monteiro, Wineria. 'Very nutty and savoury on both the nose and the palate, with amontillado aromas and a rich body. This is a great example of a rare and complex style of palo cortado, with a long, lingering finish.' Jurijs Nemkovs, StreetXO.
Producer Profile Bodegas Yuste
Bodegas Yuste is a family-owned collection of several small wineries located in the historic city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The company was founded in 1991 by Francisco “Paco” Yuste, the owner of a successful sherry distributorship, when he purchased the historic Bodega Santa Ana and its centenarian solera. He later purchased two other Bodegas as well as a production base. The Aurora brand dates back to 1904 when winemaker Pedro Romero named his finest Manzanilla after his wife, Aurora Ambrose Lacave. Upon his early death, Aurora successfully took over the management of the winery whilst caring for her three young children. When Paco purchased the brand, he decided to expand the range beyond Manzanilla to include a full range of great wines from Jerez.