Gonzalez-Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Nectar NV
Light gold in color. The nose show's creamy nut aromas, and dry honey wtih some hints of white flowers. Dry in the mouth with wood notes, salt air and a strong acidty. The finish is soft and delicate and leaves the palate with soft lingering flavors. 3.5/5 [NR]Add winemaker's notes
The research and knowledge from the Gonzalez Byass team of oenologists has resulted in an important list of achievements. Some of the more relevant international contests have prized the quality of a number of wines that are backed by more than 100 years' experience. On the other hand, contests at a national level have placed Gonzalez Byass as a benchmark company in the Spanish wine scene.
Light gold in color. The nose show's creamy nut aromas, and dry honey wtih some hints of white flowers. Dry in the mouth with wood notes, salt air and a strong acidty. The finish is soft and delicate and leaves the palate with soft lingering flavors. 3.5/5 [NR]
Light golden brown with a nose of honey roasted nuts, and light wood notes. In the mouth caramel, dry nuts, and more soft wood develop. Medium acidty is balanced by a light sweetness at the start. 3.5/5 [NR]
Alfonso, Jerez, Oloroso Seco, Palomino Gonzalez Byass 18% Georgeous light carmel color brilliant clear with hints of gold that flash as you swirl it in the glass. Carmel, wood, salt air, Raw nutmeg, light roasted nut notes and all supported by a light vanilla underlayer. Light and heavey in the mouth at the same time if possible, the flavors are ethereal with a rich salty, wood laden body that lingers in the mouth. Strong flavors of carmel, salt, citrus, light wood notes, light toffee and more and more. This is my first Seco Oloroso so I wont rate it but if this is even a decent at best example of the style than I need to buy more of this. Similar to a Fino in that the rich salt quality is there and lingers, but more hefty than the delicate almost feminine nature of the Fino. Both offer so much and in such surprisingly different ways. The Oloroso is a dry play on the basic elements that make up wine. So much so that I even taste a slight tannin on the mid-palate. But like a chef would a soup, the mire-poix of acid, tannin, fruit, is then sprinkled with a dash of salt air so as to bring alive the sleeping flavors. Too bad so many of us associate sherry with grandma and the sweet wine she drank, unbalanced and heavey, when before us is a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered. I cant wait to explore further this family of wine and all of its manisfitations, hopefully learning what else is out there to stimulate the mind and palate. [NR]
Nuts and spice and everything nice. The nose is a mix of acetone, nuts, salt air, musty cellar and mixed brown spices. Smooth with a hint of sweetness and rich flavors of wood, cinnamon, raw nuts, cooked sugar, salt air and more. Smooth and soft in the mouth I only wish I was sitting down enjoying a sunset on the beach. Truely a great wine. 5/5 [NR]
Deep rich brown in color. Honeyed wood, cherry and melon all show on the nose. The palate is very sweet but a strong acidity helps to balance it. Very viscous with maple syrup, and light roasted nut flavors developing on the palate. 3.5/5 [NR]