Alvear Carlos VII Amontillado

Alvear Carlos VII Amontillado | 93 POINTS

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Literally, Amontillado means "in the style of Montilla." The Alvear Carlos VII is an Amontillado that has been aging for more than 15 years in their traditional "Solera System" during and after the flor, gaining complexity and full round aromas while retaining the freshness of its origins as a Fino. A harmonious blend of finesse, elegance and age, it is light chestnut/bright gold color with a pungent and complex bouquet, nutty and dried fig flavor and character. Silky dry on palate with a long, complex and elegant finish.

93 Points - Wine Advocate
"The NV Amontillado Carlos VII has a medium/dark color, notes of toffee, roasted nuts and coffee, but finishes dry with great acidity and penetrating almond-paste-like flavors. This is pretty impressive and the Solera that is the base of this cuvée is at least 15 years of age. Drink now through 2030."

91 Points - Wine Spectator
"Takes a dry, taut approach from the start, with singed orange peel and bitter almond notes lining the green tea, dried passion fruit, Earl Grey tea and toasted parchment paper flavors. The long finish shows nice tension."

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Maple, toffee and leather aromas combine nicely on a nutty, driving bouquet. The palate feels narrow and compact, with pointed flavors of saline, nuts and dried apricot. Finishes with power. Made from the Pedro Ximenez grape, not the more common Palomino."

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