Montilla-Moriles D.O., Spain
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Wine Type: White Wine
Agent: FWM Canada
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Love, love, love this dry Fino! It's not a Sherry because it's made in the region of Montilla-Moriles, not Jerez, but this has so much elegance and finesse. Toasted almond and a briny ocean note. Pair with roasted nuts and hard cheeses.
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This Alvear Fino was reviewed on December 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
An excellent example of Spain's favourite aperitif. Made from 100% Pedro Ximenez varietal, the queen grape of the Montilla D.O. Aged biologically under a blanket of flor in American oak casks, using the Solera system. Shows a yeasty, savoury nose with hints of olives and characteristic salinity. Palate is rounder than Fino produced in next door Jerez, with mouthwatering acidity that wakes up your taste buds. Serve well-chilled(7-9C) and enjoy with olives, salted nuts or sushi.
Tasted Jan. 2017
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Fino Montillas (sherries, but not allowed to be called such as this winery is outside the official Jerez DO and in the Montilla-Moriles DO) A compelling and complex mix of tastes and textures: dry, viscous, oily, bitter almond, yeast, biscuit, chalk, ash and salt - very cool. Chill well and serve with Mediterranean tapas. The winemaker also suggests using in place of vermouth in cocktails - neat twist!
|Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Taste of Spain in a glass.
Aromas of marscarpone, honey and buttered toast, transforming into a tangy mouthfeel, and citrus finish.
Tasted November 2019.
|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Almond and buckwheat honey, whiskey barrel, almond and pistacio but palate is very dry and savory. Green olive, almond, and notes of brie cheese rinds. Good pairing for olives, salty fish like anchovies.
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
A lovely Sherry, made entirely from Pedro Ximenez. Yeasty and salty notes on the nose, almost savoury and briny on the palate. Lengthy finish. Perfect with olives, nuts and various tapas, but could even pair with salads and crudite. Enjoy!
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