Williams & Humbert Jalifa 30 Year Old Amontillado Sherry
The Jalifa is a profoundly aromatic and memorable aged Amontillado from Williams & Humbert.
Bright hues of very old gold and amber. Pungent, intense and complex on the nose, with a subtle note of the fino sherry it had once been and a hint of dried nuts. Dry, with excellent acidity; a long, full-bodied and elegant palate. A delightfully expressive and unforgettable finish.
A long-aged amontillado from Williams and Humbert, the Jalifa is aged for eight years under a yeast flor before an additional 22 years of ageing to give a deliciously full-bodied, nutty flavour.
"The NV Jalifa Rare Old Dry Amontillado Solera Especial VORS is at least 30 years old, starts its life with nine years of biological aging in Sanlucar, therefore a Manzanilla, and then moved to Jerez to complete the oxidative aging. Bright amber color, the nose is very complex, with white chocolate, sea breeze, dried herbs and blond tobacco. The salty palate shows a medium- to full-bodied wine, with great balance and polish as well as a very long finish."-Luis Gutierrez
94 Points - Wine Advocate