$23.95
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Alvear Alvear Cream Sherry Solera 375ml

Rated 91 - The NV Solera Cream is an old Oloroso mixed with sweet Pedro Ximenez and aged for a further three years. It’s bottled at 18% alcohol...
91WA
90JD
$12.28
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Alvear Cream 750ml

Rated 91 - Alvear produces a non-vintage Cream, which is essentially a sweeter style of Oloroso. Its dark amber color is accompanied by sweet,...
91WA
$29.94
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Alvear Sherry Fino Capataz De La Casa 750ml

Rated 94 - Presented with a red stamp on the back label that says "Saca 1/2017," the January 2017 bottling of the exceptionally old NV Fino Capataz...
94WA
$169.94
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Alvear Sherry Palo Cortado Abuelo Diego 750ml

Rated 96 - I encountered this wine having lunch at DiverXO, the three Michelin star restaurant from Madrid, and loved it, so I made sure I sourced...
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$13.70
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Bodegas Hidalgo Fino 750ml

Rated 90 - Sea salt, Brazil nut and dried chamomile notes are racy and filigreed, with a stony edge on the finish. Drink now.
90WS
$16.90
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Sherry

Sherry is made in a unique way using the solera system, which blends fractional shares of young wine from oak barrels with older, more mature wines. Sherry has no vintage date because it is blended from a variety of years. Rare, old sherries can contain wine that dates back 25 to 50 years or more, the date the solera was begun. If a bottle has a date on it, it probably refers to the date the company was founded.

Most sherries begin with the Palomino grape, which enjoys a generally mild climate in and around the triad of towns known as the "Sherry Triangle" and grows in white, limestone and clay soils that look like beach sand. The Pedro Ximenez type of sweet sherry comes from the Pedro Ximenez grape.

Sherry is a "fortified" wine, which means that distilled, neutral spirits are used to fortify the sherry. The added liquor means that the final sherry will be 16 to 20 percent alcohol (higher than table wines) and that it will have a longer shelf life than table wines.