El Maestro Sierra Fino Jerez de la Frontera (375ml)

SKU #1061351 91 points Wine & Spirits

 Gently floral, with hints of iodine and pepper, this is a subtle and delicate Fino. The acidity keeps up the tension while the texture feels soft. Give it time in the glass and spicy scents emerge, along with an intriguing fruitiness.  (10/2013)

90 points 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. (JM)  (2/2007)

Jancis Robinson

 Quite subtle and light. Delicate but not thin - tangy and bright, in fact.  (9/2012)

K&L Notes

El Maestro Sierra is a terrific boutique sherry bodega in Jerez de la Frontera. Originally founded by a master carpenter, Jose Antonio Sierra, who had been 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)

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Staff Image By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2014 | Send Email
At this stage, this delicate Fino has subtle notes of pecans, fresh apples, pie crust, and toasted pumpkin seeds with a mildly salty palate of butterscotch, almonds and bitter orange peel. Great companion to a tomato, basil salad!

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