The ageing system gives this Sherry its dark amber color, rich walnut aroma and deep, generous flavors. This is pure unsweetened Oloroso so dry to taste.
Aged in casks in the traditional Solera system within the ancient cathedral style cellars of Barbadillo, this wine was allowed to oxidize slowly over many years to attain its rich aroma. Oloroso means aromatic.
Founded in 1821 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bodegas Barbadillo is now in the hands of the seventh-generation descendants of the founder, making it one of the oldest privately-held companies in any sector in Spain. The firm boasts 500 hectares of vineyards split between two farms, Santa Lucía and Gibalbín, both located in the Jerez Superior viticultural zone. They mature some 31,800 casks of wine in seventeen different bodegas, most of which are located in the Barrio Alto, the most privileged district of Sanlúcar for aging wine.