This Oloroso is a minimum of 6 years old. Produced from the palomino grape variety; it is fortified with the addition of vinous alcohol up to 18%, spending at least 6 years aging oxidatively in solera, without the protection of flor. La Cigarrera is produced exclusively from vineyards in the Jerez Superior Denomination of Origin. They are located in the original bodega from 1891 in the Plaza Madre de Dios in the Barrio Bajo (lower part) subzone of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, possessing some of the oldest casks in town.
Tasting Notes: Very fine with dried fruits and flowers on the nose. The palate is smooth with a lot of umami from the abundance of glycerol. Saline and fine with balanced bitter notes. Seabreeze and iodine balanced with notes of hazelnuts.
Pairing Notes: Match the richness of La Cigarrera Oloroso with dark aged spirits such as whisky, rum, amaro, and sweet vermouth, or counterbalance with bright fruit flavors such as banana, pineapple, or Jacoulot’s Crème de Mûre.