92 Points - Wine & Spirits
El Maestro Sierra was founded in 1830 by Jose Antonio Sierra, a master carpenter who was responsible for building barrels for all the major Sherry houses. Although the trade was dominated by the Spanish nobility, he established a small winery and over time was able to become one of the top Almacenistas of high quality Sherries.
Crafted from 100% Palomino grapes, El Maestro Sierra 15 Year Old Oloroso Sherry has been carefully matured in American oak barrels by the Solera system. The resulting sherry offers an incredibly complex aromas of hazelnut and exotic spices with a viscous and richly textured mouthfeel and nuances of nuts and spicy elements.
"At just over one dollar for each year of aging, this wine’s price is nearly absurd. What you’ve stolen is viscous and generous, with the precise balance of acidity to rein in the sweetness and frame the voluptuous maturity. It’s a decadent pleasure, trailing nuts, earthy savor and dried fruit in its wake." - Wine & Spirits
Product of Spain
Alcohol by Volume: 19%