Excellent oloroso sherry. Flor, roasted hasselnuts, dried prunes, orange peel, pickled plums and dried orange blossom on the nose. Medium acidity, low tannins and incredibly well balanced. Fresh oranges, baked lemons, mushrooms, oak, tar, grapefruit peel, cheese, and chalk on the palate.
Oloroso Faraon Sherry Bodegas Hidalgo
#77 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016
Intensely rich pervading walnut aromas. The palate is dry, intense, rich and deepwith a long and powerful flavor.
Oloroso solera of extreme age, bottled in its natural state. Intense and silky on the palate yet completely dry. As all Hidalgo sherries, displays elegance and balance, and inimitable savor, from the low-pH fruit obtained in Hidalgo’s seaside vineyard estates.
Intense, with roasted almond, Brazil nut and walnut notes lending this a slightly burly aspect, while gunpowder tea, bitter orange and almond accents add a taut feel through the finish. This is a distinctive, edgy version that Sherry geeks will dig.
RP91Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Aromatic with aromas of hazelnuts, walnuts, and raisins and a broad, dry flavor profile.
Food pairing notes
Bodegas Hidalgo la Gitana was founded in 1792 and since then the company has passed from father to son.
Today is one of the few wine companies owned and controlled by the family and run by the eight generation in direct line of the founder. It has held a preeminent position in Sanlúcar since the 19th Century. The house manages 200 hectares of vines, all farmed organically. Most of them are located in the Pagos of Miraflores and Balbaina. The ?agship wine, Manzanilla ‘La Gitana’ (The Gypsy Woman) is named after a famous Flamenco performed known for her beauty. The wines have received numerous awards, both nationally and internationally.
“Great wines start at the vine, we take care of the vineyard the same way my father and grandfather taught us and passed generations taught them, respecting nature and letting take its course, that is reflected in the uniqueness and elegance of our wines” Fermin Hidalgo
The wines have been created between Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana wine making team and the legendary winemaker Basilio Izquierdo with over 120 years of combined experience they have been able to achieve top accolades. The winery in Rioja is located in the town of La Guardia in Rioja Alta and the Atlantic influence is noticeable in the minerality and elegance of the wines. The soil is calcareous mixed with clay. The oldest vines are 100 years old and the young ones 40 years. The highest quality of French and American oak is used during the aging process. The wines from Ribera del Duero come from the Valladolid All the wine making process is meticulous overseeing from the vine to the bottle.