The collected wine-tastings & wine-ramblings of one who prefers to describe wines with metaphors, not percentages

Williams and Humbert 12 Year Old Oloroso Sherry review

A half bottle of Williams & Humbert, bathed in red light

Marzipan and meat and cream (so goddamn creamy I want to die). Light wood. Smooth wood. Not cheap wood. But smooth. Dried fruit. And the warm, spirity burn of alcohol caressing your throat.

Your lucky, lucky throat.

Drink it — like I did — with sweet, pink chicken livers, spinach, caramelised onion, pine nuts and the gang. There’s a recipe in the first Moro cookbook that you’d do well to follow. Actually, drink it however you want.

Because, yeah, I’ve said it before. (And I don’t care that I have.) Drink sherry. Sherry is not just a drink for your grannie (though far be it from me to deprive her of it). Sherry is lovely.

This one particularly so.

Rating ★★★★ 4 stars (very good)
Region Jerez
Type Oloroso
ABV 19%
Price (half bottle) I got mine from Wholefoods, High Street Kensington for an amount I can’t recall. Online, I see it at £6.14 from Cambridge Wine Merchants or at £6.85 from Alexander Hadleigh

2 Comments to Williams and Humbert 12 Year Old Oloroso Sherry review

  1. December 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    RT @Quaffable: I love Sherry and it’s not just for your granny http://t.co/gi2tr6nS @oldparn

  2. December 15, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Sherry is lovely not just for your grannieOld Parn’s Wine Blog – : http://t.co/4kJaEqpt via @AddThis

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