Avenida de Andalucia, 27 14550 Montilla
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Perez Barquero Gran Barquero Amontillado

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Perez Barquero S.A. in Montilla was our 1st ever bodega visit in September 2014 and the review of our visit can be found here.

This is the 3rd wine we have reviewed from Perez Barquero having previously reviewed the Fresquito Pedro Ximénez 2014 and the Gran Barquero Fino.

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Official Tasting Notes

This is a generoso dry Amontillado wine using 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes from the two areas of Superior Quality Designation of Origin, the Sierra de Montilla and Moriles Altos with an ABV of 19%.

This wine has been elaborated with a selection of “yema” (free running) must, with natural fermentation at controlled temperatures and without any addition of alcohol (fortification).

It is biologically aged under flor (yeast) for 10 years followed by oxidative ageing of at least 15 years. The two processes take place in American oak barrels with a capacity 500 to 600 litres in the criadera and solera system. Together the time spent ageing is 25 to 30 years.

Colour: Transparent. Amber color with golden hues.

Nose: Very sharp and intense. Complex aromas with hints of wood, nuts (hazelnuts), spices and
overripe fruit.

Palate:  Very consistent, structured, warm, tasty, powerful, broad and persistent. Elegant aftertaste. Powerful familiar nostalgic aromas.

Food: Serve at 12 – 14 degrees Celsius as an aperitif and accompanying sausages, hot soups, gazpacho, fried fish and blue cheeses. Culinary use in the preparation of dishes and gastronomic specialties.

Our Notes: On the nose we also get the wood and nuts along with stewed peaches and caramelized sugar. The palate delivers hints of honey roasted peanuts and stewed figs. It coats the mouth, has a long finish with hints of cloves, lemon zest and dark chocolate.

A fine example of an Amontillado from the town of Montilla, the origin of this style of wine back in the 18th century.  Amontillado, meaning in the style of Montilla, is very popular and is also produced in the sherry region of Jerez.

We are looking forward to returning to Perez Barquero in September during our next visit.

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