Osborne Oloroso Solera India (1922)<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?This Oloroso is part of the personal stores of the Osborne family. Until very recently, it was not commercially available. It has an average of 25 years of age at bottling from two criaderas set in 1922. Only 30 botas remain in these criaderas. Miniscule amounts are bottled, and fewer every year because of the shrinking solera that feeds it.
RATING HISTORY:90 Decanter; 95 WA
GRAPE:80% Palomino, 20% Pedro Ximenez. Vines tended in albariza soil at 70 m (230 ft) elevation from the Balbaina pago.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:The rich, dark profile of aged dry oloroso makes it a perfect match for roasted game, as well as aged cheeses and roasted nuts.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:This wine comes from two criaderas. Only 300 bottles are filled each year. The solera was started in 1922. RS = 70 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:Dark mahogany in color. On the nose, dried fig, soy, black pepper, dried apple and orange, bay leaf and star anise. On the palate, round and rich, with a scintillating blend of savory and sweet flavors. Wood spices, molasses, fig, maple and honey carry through to a rich, spicy finish laden with candied fruit.
BOTTLE WEIGHT:1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
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