Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 258,010 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

253,182Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

El Maestro Sierra Fino Sherry Wine Review

El Maestro Sierra Fino Sherry

El Maestro Sierra Fino Sherry

D.O., Jerez, Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

  Add My Review

Price: $17.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: El Maestro Sierra

Agent: Terra Firma Brands

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Drink Wine and Giggle Gals rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Drink Wine Giggle Gals knew they had hit the fringes of the liquor store when the cashier remarked "I haven't seen this one before!". "That's because it's sherry" we replied, although you'll have to squint at the reverse label to see the word spelled out. Dry and very nutty, the Drink Wine and Giggle Gals paired El Maestro with pistachios. Lynne imagined that her mouth had suddenly become the Boar's Head Tavern and El Maestro was Javier Bardem. Julie had visions of consommé and being on clear fluids as a child with a stomach ailment. Deb tasted sour dough bread. Overall, the Drink Wine and Giggle Gals agreed that El Maestro is a manly drink and sherry is NOT the granny pantie of alcoholic beverages. It really is the commando and should be called jerez.
Producers in Jerez, home of Sherry and situated on Spain’s southern coast, craft their famed libation in styles ranging from bone-dry to sweet. Fino is made in a light, dry style. This wine’s amplitude builds on a creamy texture, bathed in nut and salted almond flavors. The prick of acidity, as if it had been recently sharpened, borders the fruit with freshness. Score 90 Source: Wine and Spirits Magazine, June 2011



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Cline Red Wine
Zinfandel 2015,
Contra Costa County, Central Coast, California ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 258,010 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award