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Alvear Medium Dry Montilla-Moriles Amontillado

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There are 11 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Golden raisin, apricot, toffee, almond, pistachio. Very lovely sherry-style wine, medium-sweet.
Colin McKone rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Light orange in colour with aromas of orange, peach, honey suckle and caramel. It is full bodied with high acidity. It has flavours of honey, peach, orange and caramel. This is a great dessert wine if you are looking for something sweet but not as sweet as a port or ice wine and for the price it is a terrific value. Tasted on November 17, 2019.
Colleen Fitzgibbons rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Superb sherry at an incredible value. Fresh scents of flor, orange citrus, overripe banana, salted caramel, dried figs, nuts and bread. Medium dry with just enough sweetness. Burnt brown sugar and banana bread flavours remind me of my grandmother’s banana upside down cake. The bottom of the pan is lined with brown sugar, maraschino cherries and pineapple that caramelize in a healthy dose of butter. I taste it all in this glass. There’s a delicious yet fresh finish of orange and crisp celery sticks. Pair with a mildly sweet dessert like shortbread cookies or alfajores. Try it with a smoked meat sandwich on walnut fig bread with some cornichons or sip on its own and enjoy.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Honey, apricot, baked spiced, dry finish.

Great value at $13! This is so fun without being too sweet or too heavy.

Pair with dessert on sip on its own by a fireplace.

Tasted November 18, 2018.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Smoky apricot, honeysuckle, maple and delicate toasted almonds. Flavours repeat this with delicate salty honeycomb elements. Pair with spicy salami bites and olives. 90 points - tasted November 2018
Jon Steeves rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A beautiful Sherry, dry, rich, complex. Hazelnut, almond, toasted coconut, hint of white floral. Tasted in November 2018. 90 points #greatvalue
Pam Hatton rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Nuts, caramel, flor. Delicious same notes on the palate with a bit of acidity, medium sweet making it a great tapas pairing. Super value.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wonderful, complex, barely off-dry. Burnt orange, honeyed figs, smoke and nuts rolled up in a great umami blanket. Chill a bit and try with mushroom dishes or tapas, meat and charcuterie.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Amontillado, literally means "in the style of Montillo", named after the D.O. in southern Spain where this is made. This medium-dry Amontillado initially ages under a blanket of flor, like a Fino, then loses the flor and continues aging oxidatively. It continues in oak casks for more than 6 years, ending up fuller-bodied than a Fino, with a touch of sweetness. Nutty aromas and flavours, along with dried figs on palate, with a surprisingly dry finish. Serve medium-chilled, 16-18 C, either as an aperitif with nuts and strong cheddar cheese, or alternatively with onion soup or spicy tacos. Makes a wonderful flavour combination of sweet and spicy.
Tasted Jan. 2017
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A lovely fortified, Sherry-style wine from Montilla. Beautiful golden amber colour, fuller bodied than Fino style sherry, and sweeter on the palate, although still a bit dry on the finish. Flavours of roasted honey almonds and figs. Lengthy finish. Try with a cheese plate and nuts after dinner or charcuterie.
Kimberly Inksater rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Amontillado style wine is my favourite style of "sherry" although this Alvear wine is from the Montilla region of Spain, not Xeres, and is made from the Pedro Ximénez grape varietal. The aromas are a festive blend of toasted nuts, caramel, citrus peel and dried fruit. The flavours are similar but the dried fruit sweetness gives way to a distinct saltiness (salted roasted nuts) on the finish. A perfect match with aged cheeses or charcuterie. Not your grandmother's sherry!

Natalie's Review

Alvear Medium Dry Montilla-Moriles Amontillado, Montilla Moriles, Andalusia, Spain: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2016-2025. 112789 17% MD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. December 16, 2019  Full Review




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