This sherry has been maturing for over 20 years. The VOS designator means that this is a Very Old Sherry.
The Palo Cortado Wellington VOS has the freshness of a Manzanilla and the complexity of a dry Amontillado are combined. 200 years ago when the French occupied this area of Spain the Spanish producers made the Wellington to sell to the British troops. At the same time they also made a Napoleon to sell to the French. The bottle still bears Wellington's image.
The Wellington has penetrating aromas, nutty yet with a tangy freshness. One of the great dry sherries. The palate is full rich and rounded.
James Molesworth, Wine Spectator awarded this sherry 91/100 points in 2013. Describing it as having "a clean, racy style, with almond and hazelnut husk notes backed by toasted corn, walnut and singed sandalwood accents. A touch of dried persimmon echoes on the very dry finish."
2016 Decanter International World Wine Awards Silver medal winner.
2016 International Wine Challenge Silver medal winner.