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amontillado (əmŏn'tĭlä`dō), dry sherrysherry
[from Jérez], naturally dry fortified wine, pale amber to brown in tint. The term sherry originally referred to wines made from grapes grown in the region of Jérez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain; today it may refer to any of the fortified wines from
..... Click the link for more information. noted for its delicate bouquet, resembling the wine of Montilla, Spain, from which it derives its name. A blend of pale, dry sherries of the palma type, it assumes in aging a darker color.
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Gonzalez Byass's range of best selling Tio Pepe Fino, slightly softer Elegante Fino, El Rocio Manzanilla and La Conch a Amontillado
are good value at around pounds 6.
Their almacenista (private stockholder) range is impeccable and, in particular, the amontillado
de Puerto by Jose Obregon, a ten-barrel solera is outstanding, typically selling at pounds 9 per half bottle.
With some of the commercial Amontillados
in the market, a touch of this sweet stuff has been added to make the wine seem even older and richer than it might actually be.