Williams & Humbert’s Dry Sack 15-year Oloroso is the first sherry we’ve formally reviewed here, and it’s a doozy. This is actually a blend of two sherries, a dry oloroso (78%) and Pedro Jimenez (22%), each blended separately with the solera style (in which wines are aged in a series of casks, with a portion of wine from each cask is progressively moved into the next-oldest cask every year until a tiny bit is finally drawn off the oldest cask and bottled, in this case after a total of 15 years through the process).
Wine Maker Notes
Welcome back to the classic off-dry Sherry that helped make the category's reputation. It's amber in color with toasted almonds citrus peel and cinnamon on the nose. The mouthfeel is solid and not too overtly sweet and the finish is coated with burnt brown sugar. Best served on the rocks or at least with a very good chill." 87 Points Wine Enthusiast
dark oak in color and 20.5 percent alcohol. The nose is filled with raisins, but a nutty character becomes quite palpable as the raisin-like sweetness fades. The finish is spicy, with allspice and mulled wine; you get a whiff of these in the nose, too.