Singed walnut, toasted sesame, buckwheat, and rye notes mingle in this solidly built oloroso, ending with a racy edge on its bone-dry finish. Surprisingly light in texture but deep in flavors of black plum, macerated strawberries, and dark-roast espresso coffee. It’s reminiscent of maraschino cherries in syrup, and intriguing as a substitute for vermouth in a Manhattan. On its own, this authentic Spanish Sherry is great with aged cheeses.
Winery: Bodega Díez Mérito