El Maestro Sierra Oloroso 15 years old

24.95 20.62
Type of Wine Sherry
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Winery El Maestro Sierra
Grape Palomino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (19%)
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Bodega El Maestro Sierra was founded in 1830 by one of the best drum makers of that time, master carpenter Jose Antonio Sierra. It wanted to make Sherry itself, which at the time, the 19th century, was primarily a noble affair. Nowadays El Maestro Sierra is undoubtedly one of the top of the almacenistas and owns
one of the oldest stocks of sherry, a true treasure. Cellar master Juan Clavijo has been working here for more than 50 years according to the old traditions, with everything with the
hand goes. He decides which wines become a Fino, which Amontillado etc. The unique location in Jerez, the purchase of only the best grapes from the best farmers in Jerez and the very old stock of Sherry (soleras of more than 100 years old) make this house into unique.

Fun fact: the label shows the hunt of the nobility for the fox (Maestro Sierra). The backlabel of each bottle states the month and year of bottling. Look here for more fun Sherry Facts.

This 15-year-old Oloroso Sherry comes from vineyards north-northwest of Jerez, from the well-known calcareous white Albariza terroirs, consisting of lime, clay and pebble. Alba means white, the bottom is dazzling white (the sunlight is reflected) and very chalky. In the extreme case, the soil contains 80% lime. The lime soil is very porous and absorbs rainwater well, so that the vines find moisture in the deep soil layers during the dry periods.

Appellation: Denominación de Origen Jerez-Xérès Sherry. This sherry is made from Palomino Fino grapes and has aged for 15 years in American oak barrels according to the well-known Solera system.

Winemaker Ana Cabestrero Ortega has delivered a fine piece of work here. The style of this Oloroso is dry and ripe. On the nose beautiful aromas of overripe apple, syrup, smoked almonds. The sherry has a beautiful amber / mahogany color and in the mouth very tasteful with some bitter almond and apple syrup. An excellent combination with (smoked) and many other nuts, spicy hard cheeses or organ meats such as kidneys.

Beautiful Oloroso with a justified Parker rating of 91 points.

Once opened, if stored in a dark and cool place, it can be kept for 2 months.

Vineyard for El Maestro Sierra Oloroso 15 years old

More than a century ago, there was a 'cooper' named Jose Antonio Sierra, who, thanks to his barrel workshop in the La Merced district of Jerez, was very knowledgeable about the specific craft of Sherry wine. He made the large oak barrels where the wineries in the area aged their Sherry. Jose was known as an excellent cooper, but he had a dream: to make his own sherry. That was by no means common in 1830. The bodegas were in the hands of a few noble 'Sherry families'. But Jose persisted and founded a modest bodega in the historic center of the town of Jerez de la Frontera. This is where the bodega El Maestro Sierra still stands today, charming, discreet and proud. The time that has passed has only confirmed the skills of this barrel maker. Some of its casks (American oak casks specifically for making sherry) are nearly 200 years old. They retain its carved signature and feature the bodega's finest centennial wines.

Today El Maestro Sierra combines traditional winemaking with an artisanal character. The bodega is still family-owned and that family continues to mature, bottle and export the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry D.O, the governing body to which the bodega belongs. The Bodega ages its wines in the best American oak barrels, using the traditional solera system in its own cellars.

Time and the core idea of ​​quality over quantity have turned El Maestro Sierra wines into little works of art; wines of extreme age and quality and recognized all over the world. That is the summary of the philosophy of the winery which, after management since 1976 by the exceptional figure of Mrs. Pilar Plá Pechovierto, is now run by a new director, her daughter Maria del Carmen Borrego Plá. In the past ten years, this winery has been one of the top 100 wineries in the world twice, in 2011 and 2017.


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Type of Wine Sherry
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Winery El Maestro Sierra
Grape Palomino
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Alcohol % 19
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
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