By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2009 | Send Email
The first sale of this Sherry, scarcely off the truck, was for my own personal stash. Impatient, I opened my first bottle that very night, and I have been rationing it ever since. I have paired it with Stilton (good), Point Reyes Blue (very good), Apple Pan Dowdy (OK), Chocolate Biscotti (surprisingly good), and a stinky Reblochon (extraordinary). It makes me extremely happy to have this almost completely dry, pungent, concentrated and long-finishing Sherry around, and I will be sad to see it go to the recycling bin. After dinner, when I take my cheese and have a little nip, I can't help but think about how the youngest element in the blend is just about the same age as me, while parts of the blend go back into the 1800s, before the World Wars, before computers... What a small price to pay for such layered flavor and accumulated history!