Bertola Amontillado 12 Years Old Sherry

"Salty and nutty with dry, chewy fruit, raisined and savoury with great concentration" —
Richard Hemming, Master of Wine
Jerez - Xeres - Sherry D.O.
100% Palomino
40 meters / white, lime-rich albariza soil
Farming Methods
Traditional methods, Vegan
Hand harvested
Pressed, fermented to dryness and then fortified to 15% alcohol
Aged for 5 years under a layer of flor, fortified again and then aged for a further 9 years
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Bertola Amontillado 12 Years Old Sherry NV
95 (IWC) 92 (WS) 92 (Peñin) 91 (WE) 16.5/20 (JR) **** (SN)
Score Publication Review Copy
95 International Wine Challenge Walnut, salty snap and chamomile on the finish. Youthful energy but showing its age as well. Great showing and great length!
Gold Winner 2018
92 Wine Spectator Fresh and open in feel, with notes of date, salted caramel, green tea, hazelnut and singed orange peel. Reveals a flattering echo of sweetness in the background but remains firmly on the dry side. Drink now. 1,525 cases made, 100 cases imported. — JM
August 2020
92 Guia Penin 2016 Guia Penin
91 Wine Enthusiast A tawny color and mild but smooth aromas of roasted nuts and yeasty flor lead to a fresh and zingy palate with bright acidity and a lean-to-medium body. Tart citrus flavors are backed by nutty toffee notes, while this finishes long and steady, with length propelled by popping acidity. Drink through 2030.
Michael Schachner - Issue # April 2021
16.5/20 Jancis Salty and nutty with dry, chewy fruit, raisined and savoury with great concentration and a good amount of persistence. Dry and vibrant.
Richard Hemming MW, September 2015
**** Sherry Notes As a medium-aged Amontillado this should pair well with mackerel or tuna, or with poultry dishes.
Nose: full-bodied, very nutty (beurre noisette, roasted hazelnut), then some nice wild flower honey, blood oranges and caramel. Vanilla, light hints of dried apricots and furniture polish. Quite a rounded, toffeed Amontillado, the minerality and coastal notes are still there but in the background.
Mouth: fairly high acidity, with more saline notes now. Still plenty of nutty notes (walnuts, hazelnuts) and earthy touches. A hint of peppery oak, honey. Long, warm finish with hints of chamomile and a bit of spicy heat.
Summary: A really nice medium-aged Amontillado, with lots of round, nutty notes on the nose and a good mix of acidity, caramel and oak on the palate. Worth checking out.
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