Thursday, 24 March 2016

Oloroso VORS Mons Urium 20%, Bodegas Urium

Deep mahogany, pronounced reddy-coppery tints and a trace of green at the rim, legs.
Full and quite powerful with the almost bitter walnut and oak notes rounded out by some glyceric sweetness. There is a hint of fresh pipe tobacco, the smell of the workshop of a carpenter who restores antique furniture, a cinnamon note, even Oxford marmalade, yet all these and more are in perfect, fresh-as-a-daisy harmony. Only age can do that, and it certainly has here.
Plenty of sweetness and charm on entry and more than enough to mitigate the gently tannic woody, nutty notes of long barrel ageing. Full bodied, well rounded with warm spice nuances and very long, it is an absolute classic, a beautiful Oloroso. A friend who was not keen on Oloroso loved this!
From a solera aged about 100 years. I feel the wine itself is much more than 30 years old, it is so complex, charming and rewarding.
€ 33.00 in Spain. Available in the UK from Sherry Boutique

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