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The Sibarita Oloroso Solera was founded in 1792 and it's composed of 106 barrels and only 1.5% of the wine is drawn yearly from each barrel, bottling 206 cases of 3 bottles for the world. Unquestionably the Sibarita solera is one of the most famous and oldest soleras of Jerez. While sold as a VORS (guaranteed minimum age of 30 years) is at least twice that age, and probably older. These old wines have been beautifully looked after the Osborne family, despite their lack of real profitability. They could never be sold for their real value, but help give prestige to the Osborne bodega and Sherry in general. The word Sibarita comes from ‘Sybarite', meaning a person who dedicates time to finding and enjoying the pleasure of good food and good wines. The Sibarita Oloroso has been blended with 2% Pedro Ximmenez (a dried grape sweetening wine), which has left it with an almost imperceptible 2% residual sugar. It has ultimate power, precision and chess master plan complexity. The tang of ancient dry Oloroso stocks is paired up with the roundness of the Pedro Ximmenez to make rich, dry finishing sherry that is not austere.
Fantastically complex nose with chocolate, roast coffee, raisins and lovely wood spice.
The NV Sibarita Oloroso VORS is produced with Palomino grapes, balanced with 2% of Pedro Ximenez, something quite common to polish the edges of very old wines, in a solera created in 1792. It has a dark mahogany color, and the nose shows some toffee notes intermixed with roasted coffee, tar, ash and incense. The palate shows good depth, strong acidity, well compensated by the sweetness, and a slightly bitter finish. It stands apart from other Olorosos, with a unique range of aromas and flavors. 1,500 bottles are filled each year. Drink 2013-2020.