El Maestro Sierra Fino Jerez de la Frontera (375ml)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The non-vintage Fino offers up aromas and flavors of sea salt and roasted nuts. It is excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to sushi.
Wine & Spirits
This wine's amplitude builds on a creamy texture, bathed in nut and salted almond flavors. The prick of acidity, as if it had been recently sharpened, borders the fruit with freshness. For a plate of salted almonds.
El Maestro Sierra is a terrific boutique sherry bodega in Jerez de la Frontera. Originally founded by a master carpenter, Jose Antonio Sierra, who was in the business of creating barrels for other sherry bodegas, the bodega is now owned by three women. That's right, in this very male dominated segment of the Spanish wine business, three women call the shots! El Maestro Sierra has terrific older soleras, as well as this delicious fino, which is a significant step up in quality from even the reserva level bottlings from the larger shippers. Fino sherry is the perfect aperitif and accompaniment to snacks before or a meal; its tangy and salty qualities stimulate the appetite like few other wines. Alternatively, it goes surprisingly well with many seafood dishes and Chinese cuisine. (Joe Manekin, Spanish Wine Buyer)