Perez Barquero 1905 Solera Fundacional Amontillado
Web Price: $560.00
Pérez Barquero 1905 Solera Fundacional Amontillado gets its name from the oldest vintage contained in this non-vintage solera method wine. It’s a rich tapestry of flavour profiles and silky texture, at once energetic and mellow. This sherry explodes with raisined and juicy fruit, saline minerals, Christmas cake, toasted nuts, marmalade and ginger, and this kaleidoscope of flavour notes continues on the concentrated, rich palate. Deeply viscous, dry, and powerful, this wine unfolds in mind-bending layers, wrapping its fruit around a serious core of minerals to create a dizzying drinking experience. Crafted entirely of Pedro Ximénez in the solera method, this wine ages in American oak for decades before bottling. The solera method blends across multiple vintages, and the average age of the wines in this sherry is about eighty years old, which allows for unbelievable complexity and nuance.
ROBERT PARKER / THE WINE ADVOCATE, August 2013: “One of the oldest wines from the winery and on earth, the NV 1905 Amontillado Solera Fundacional is a non-vintage wine, and the year on the label refers to when the solera was initiated. Having said that, the average age of the wine is extremely high as the saca of wine from those soleras (saca means to take out, and is the word used for when some wine is taken from the solera and bottled) is extremely rare. The wine is believed to average 80 years of age, which means an extreme concentration of aromas, flavors and all other components. Dark amber color with a piercing, intense nose of noble wood, sea breeze, iodine, and hazelnuts, it is very detailed, pure, focused, sharp, salty, and on the verge of being painfully intense. With lively acidity, great concentration, and an eternal aftertaste, this is as unique and as good as Amontillado gets. Drink 2013-2030.”