Bodegas Yuste Aurora Amontillado Sherry
|Spain, Jerez / Sherry / Manzanilla, Amontillado
This blossoms quickly in the glass, a light toffee note giving way to a dry-edged mix of singed almond, alder and walnut husk flavors, all backed by a bitter orange hint on the finish. Drink now. 5,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
Initially, this is sharp up the nostrils, and after that it's obtuse and somewhat wayward. Briny salty nutty flavors lead the charge, but beyond that it's hard to find anything elevated or specific in this amontillado that finishes with controlled bitterness.