Emilio Hidalgo "Gobernador" Oloroso Seco Jerez
Wine & Spirits
Notes of anise and clove distinguish this robust Oloroso, accenting its salinity. It recalls the coasts of Jerez with aromas and flavors of iodine, salt and the signature earthy dampness of Hidalgo's very old soleras. Firm on the palate, with sharp acidity that penetrates the depths of the wine's flavors, this would be delicious with clams sautéed in olive oil and garlic.
Shows lovely focus and persistence, with a prominent thread of bitter almond that runs from start to finish, while singed clove, dried orange peel, juniper, roasted cedar and ginger notes fill in the remaining space. Long finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Gobernador Oloroso, bottled at about 12 years of age, shows a deep amber color with some green tints and a nose of tobacco and hazelnuts. The dry, medium- to full-bodied palate is intense and persistent, ending dry and long. Drink 2013-2017.
Awesome, rich, yet fully dry Oloroso, the Emilio Hidalgo Gobernador shows a distinctive balance of purity and rancio fruit qualities: intense citrus, green tea, walnut husks and spicy, wood extracted notes combine for a very complete, rich oloroso. This is a must have for any fan of sherries, particularly the amber ones. (Joe Manekin, K&L Sherry Buyer)