Gonzalez Byass "Matusalem" Oloroso VORS 375ml
Outstanding Sherry with complexity, richness and character. The nose has a salinic zest to it, making it no wallflower, and of course thereís raisin and prune. The palate is formed, sculpted and balanced, with peanut M&Mís candy, roasted fruit, chocolate ice cream and more. A beauty with power and poise.
Wine & Spirits
Built on layers of sweet flavor, this wine offers a playful acidity that moves effortlessly through notes of figs, cinnamon, dried fruits and chocolate. The limestone minerality slowly superimposes itself over the sweetness, leaving a soft, gently saline finish. For Roquefort or other blue cheeses.
A nice balance between the sweetness and dry, bitter elements in this Sherry set the stage for chocolate, caramel, burnt treacle and iodine notes. It's concentrated. The finish goes on and on. Drink now. (Web-2008)
This sweet Oloroso is crazy good. Off the charts, off the meter, off the hinges good. Excuse the turns of phrase, but the fact is that this Ooroso combines sweetness from a 25% dollop of Pedro Ximenez with the very high acidity of some older barrels of Oloroso, along with all of the requisite deeply burnished, wood influenced nuttiness and slight rancio character that a VORS (Sherry averaging at least 30 years of age) oloroso should have. I would be hard pressed to think of a tastier, or classier, sweet after dinner digestive than this. (Joe Manekin, K&L Sherry Buyer)