Barbadillo Sherry – Barbadillo Reliquia Oloroso
Sherry

Barbadillo, Reliquia Oloroso NV

RRP £365

The oloroso is drawn from one of seven casks, and is probably (no one is quite sure, as Barbadillo’s records don’t have the relevant details) the oldest wine of the quartet. That extra time has upped the concentration to almost unbearable levels, leavened by a lightning strike of acidity, and the wine is borderline viscous in its concentration. It smells like church pews that have been lovingly polished for centuries, and it’s tinged with smoky incense, notes of coffee, beef stock, nuts and dark cocoa powder. There’s a twist of bitterness on the finish.

Score

Wine Details

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

22%

Bottle size

375ml

Drink dates

2021 - 2030

Origin

Country

Spain

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Natasha Hughes MW

UK Stockist

Hedonism Wines

It's even better in print

Get the current issue free when you subscribe for four issues – just enter the code CLUB5 on checkout