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Williams & Humbert Sherries
Dos Cortados 20 Year Old Palo Cortado
- 92 PointsGold Award
BackgroundFor over 130 years, Bodegas Williams & Humbert have been producing the finest sherries and brandies; as well as a diverse portfolio of spirits, utilizing one of the most traditional methods of ageing, the solera method. Founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, Bodega Williams & Humbert has been considered to be one of the worlds most prestigious wine producers in the world.Located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, Bodega Williams & Humbert has more than 1,200 acres of vineyards, and the largest wine cellar in Europe. The family owned and operated Bodega has produced a great variety of high quality sherries, while maintaining the traditional methods of solera aging. Solera is a method of producing wines, where small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with the more mature wines over a period of time. Produced using on buds from only our best vineyards. Put into the Criaderas y Soleras system in our fino sherry casks for biological ageing. Sporadically, circumstances cause the contents of some casks to behave differently than is hoped they will not become fino sherry. These casks are cut (hence the term cortado) with one or two jugs of alcohol to form the base of the palo cortado solera system. The wine is then aged for 20 years until it reaches the solera.
VinificationBud musts from our best vineyards. Cold, still decanting and fermentation at 22º C. Early filtration, classification by quality and then the must is fortified at 15º with the best distilled wines to obtain the traditional racks.
ColorBright hues of very old gold and amber.
NosePungent, intense and complex on the nose, with a subtle note of dried fruits.
PalateDry, with excellent acidity; a long, full-bodied and elegant palate. An incredibly expressive and unforgettable finish. Sherry with an amontillado nose and an oloroso palate.
AnalysisAlcohol: 19.5 %RS: 6 g/l
Serving SuggestionsExcellent as an aperitif for those long evenings or in short drinks.