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jerez sherry curiousity

Posted by fakir knoblenot, Feb 2, 2010.

I have a very old bottle of... well it is definetely old it says on the bottle aged 60 years and I feel sure it was purchased before 1968 in Spain everything written on the bottle ATANE'S- ED DELAGE- JEREZ 60 anos that's it the label is like parchment paper the script is cailigraphical it does have a coat of arms with a castle and lion and a tree below sealed with a ribbon and wax with edoardo delage stamp is it sherry or brandy is it quality or what has it turned to vinegar or will i cry when i taste it.


Reply by GregT, Feb 2, 2010.

A number of the old sherry houses were founded by Frenchmen and Eduardo Delage was one of them. Whether it's any good depends on what it is. They had names like some of these labels:

I don't know the house so can't say what you have. If it's an oxidized sherry, it may be OK. If it was a fino or manzanilla, it's probably dead. But you won't know until you try it.

Reply by GregT, Feb 2, 2010.

Link doesn't work. Try this and type in delage at the top left search box.

Reply by dmcker, Feb 2, 2010.

Fakir, is there nothing else on the label? Anyway to post a snapshot of it?

Greg, wonder if it's a play on this old phrase: "eso no te atañe"? ;-)

Reply by fakir knoblenot, Feb 4, 2010.

Thanks GregT, their are plenti of labels there but none like mine it does have to pieces of paper over the top sort of signifing Denomincion de origen jerez so It seems authentic and tho the bottle is dark the liquid seems dark an oloroso perhaps the bottle is squat like a decanter " eso no te atane " not tied to what maybe Edoardo was not tied to Spain Well just need an occassion thanks again for help here's mine in return Prestige wine group bordeaux number two a regional cuvee capturing 2005 vintages a cheaper sleeper

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