(Ultimate Beverage Collection, Finalist) Gold-russet hue. Chestnut, honey and curry spice aromas and flavors. Dried fruits and hazelnuts come through on the palate, with a delightful oxidative note that gives this wine complexity. Simultaneously sweet and salty.
Sweet aromas and flavors of butterscotch, hazelnuts, caramel and spice are balanced by acidity. The silky, smooth structure ends on a slightly smoky note.
This Sherry is named after the Montilla region of Spain, where the style originated in the 18th century. Beginning as a fino, it is fortified to approximately 17.5% alcohol. Darker than a Fino but lighter than an Oloroso, Amontillados must age in barrel for a minimum of five years.