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The Wine Society’s Generation Series Medium-Sweet Oloroso 37.5 cl

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From a 90 barrel solera in the Jerez cellars of Williams and Humbert, this is a medium sherry with an average age of 15 years. Made in a style that was popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the base of the blend is an old oloroso, but with the addition of quality pedro ximenez to lend richness and sweetness on the palate. Perfect with hard cheeses or to be savoured on its own at the end of a meal. For more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
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Code: SH1642

Wine characteristics

  • Sherry
  • 5 - Medium sweet
  • Palomino
  • 37.5cl (Half Bottle)
  • 20.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Stopper cork, ie sherry

The Wine Society’s Generation Series Medium-Sweet Oloroso

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The palomino grapes come from Williams and Humbert’s own vines in the famed Balbaína and Carrascal vineyards. Just like sherries from the first half-century of The Society’s existence, this wine was bottled for us en rama (Spanish for raw), without fining or filtration to ensure maximum flavour complexity and length.

Williams and Humbert, founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, were originally located in the heart of Jerez but in 1994 purchased a large, modern bodega on the outskirts of the city. The building is the biggest wine cellar in Europe at 180,000 m2.

These days the company is wholly owned by the Medina family and the two latest generations of Medinas work side by side to produce a range of sherries including the famous Dry Sack brand. They also maintain a keen interest in horses, which is traditionally an Andalucian passion, and visitors to the property are often treated to a display of equestrianism.

Tim Sykes, Buyer for Sherry

Williams and Humbert

Williams and Humbert, founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, were originally located in the heart of Jerez but in 1994 purchased a large, modern bodega on the outskirts of the city. The building is the biggest wine cellar in Europe at 180,000 m2.

These days the company is wholly owned by the Medina family and the two latest generations of Medinas work side by side to produce a range of sherries including the famous Dry Sack brand. They also maintain a keen interest in horses, which is traditionally an Andalucian passion, and visitors to the property are often treated to a display of equestrianism.

The excellent As You Like It bottling came about as the company prepared for its big move to the new bodega. Before transporting their soleras to the new premises the cellarmaster was instructed to blend the different barrels to facilitate transport. However, one particular solera of 27 butts included wine that stood out head and shoulders above the others, so he kept it intact and untouched until three years ago. This is As You Like It.

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Bottled ‘en rama’ (meaning ‘raw’), so neither fined nor filtered, sourced from an old solera in the cellars of Williams and Humbert in Jerez, this replicates a style that was popular 150 years ago, with a ...
Bottled ‘en rama’ (meaning ‘raw’), so neither fined nor filtered, sourced from an old solera in the cellars of Williams and Humbert in Jerez, this replicates a style that was popular 150 years ago, with a base of bone-dry Oloroso with added Pedro Ximénez for a little luscious richness. A textbook example of balance and complexity, with the opulent flavours of white chocolate, mocha, caramel and dried apricot countered by a fine line of zesty citrus acidity. Deliciously different and somewhat decadent, it is also seriously good value.
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David Kermode

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A truly delicious Oloroso, bottled ‘en rama’ (unfined and unfiltered) with luscious depth perfectly balanced by refreshing acidity. Both sugar and alcohol are superbly integrated, making it impossible to...
A truly delicious Oloroso, bottled ‘en rama’ (unfined and unfiltered) with luscious depth perfectly balanced by refreshing acidity. Both sugar and alcohol are superbly integrated, making it impossible to perceive the 95 gr residual sugar or the 20.5% abv. Instead, rich flavours of coffee, caramel, honeycomb and apple pie take centre stage, lifted by refreshing orange zest. Endless finish, with lingering white chocolate, peach and poached plum. Irresistible.
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