HARVEYS - Rich Old Oloroso VOSVery Old Sherry
Nut brown in colour fading to golden with flickers of distant green.
Sandalwood, cedar, clove, cinnamon jostle with dried orange peel, sultanas and angelica...a sensual delight and an organoleptic puzzle to tease out these exotic aromas.
The first sensation is of generosity of feel, but this is the overture to a dance of the seven veils, with layers of increasingly tangy wood, spice and fruit following on from one another. The finish is astonishingly long lived.
A match for foie gras, blue cheese and desserts but really this wine needs no accompaniment. It is a wine for the wing chair, the fireside, for reflection and relaxed conversation.
87% Palomino, 13% Pedro Ximenez.