Hidalgo Oloroso "Faraon" Sanlucar de Barrameda (500ml) (Previously $19)

SKU #1089956 92 points Wine Spectator

 Intense, with roasted almond, Brazil nut and walnut notes lending this a slightly burly aspect, while gunpowder tea, bitter orange and almond accents add a taut feel through the finish. This is a distinctive, edgy version that Sherry geeks will dig. Drink now. 1,500 cases made  (2/2016)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Faraon Oloroso is aromatic with aromas of hazelnuts, walnuts, and raisins and a broad, dry flavor profile.  (2/2007)

Wine & Spirits

 An accessible Oloroso, this has briny aromas melding with scents of chestnut syrup, all supported on a soft, oily texture.  (6/2011)

K&L Notes

#77 on the 2016 Wine Spectator Top 100! Hidalgo is a classic Sanlucar producer, perhaps best known for their Manzanilla "La Gitana" as well as their Amontillado's. That said, they produced a beautiful, elegant, light on its feet Oloroso as well, which was deservingly honored as one of the top wines of the year by Wine Spectator.

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Other White Wines

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
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Sherry