| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points (Mar 2013)
Intricate nose with sherry notes coming through, fig, date syrup, and sweet spice, with green woody aromas underneath. The flavor profile is salty and sweet, caramel, nutty, and smoky with distinct sweetness running through. The finish is flavorful with classic sherry nuttiness.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points (Dec 2011)
Aged in Bourbon casks for 10 years, then "extra matured” for two years in Oloroso Sherry casks. The result is luxe and rich, a fine after-dinner sipper. Allow a little time for the aroma to emerge, and a splash of water for maximum flavor. The reward is a thick caramel aroma and flavor, with mouthwatering spicy notes of clove, cassia bark and a hint of orange peel.