The Osborne family’s Solera AOS is named the world’s best sherry
El Puerto de Santa María, 12 July 2021.- The sherry Solera AOS, a RARE amontillado belonging to the Osborne family, has recently been honoured with a prestigious Best in Show medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021. As such, it was named the world’s best sherry and was the only product belonging to this designation of origin to achieve 98 points.
What’s more, the prestigious magazine Decanter selected this amontillado as one of its top 50 wines after tasting more than 18,000 from 56 countries. It was one of only 50 wines to receive such a high score.
Now in its 18th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, achieved a record in terms of wines tasted. The event saw 170 expert wine judges, including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers, take part. Decanter is a leading magazine aimed at wine lovers in more than 100 countries all over the world, with content relating to quality, advice, and inspirational events and competitions, as well as at experts and professionals from the industry.
A sherry with more than 100 years of history
The result of a long tradition of and extensive experience in producing sherry, the family keeps a unique collection of extraordinary soleras fundacionales, amongst which is Solera AOS.
It is a true gem in the world of wine, made using a system of criaderas and soleras with only 39 casks. It is a dry, full-bodied sherry, which is aged for an average of 25 years. Its production it is an art in itself and dates back to 1903, when the 2nd Count of Osborne, Don Tomás Osborne Guezala, created a solera to mark the birth of his son Antonio. It was his explicit wish that it should remain closed and no sherry be bottled until 1924, the year in which his son came of age.
This is the reason behind its name, AOS, which is made up of the initials of Antonio Osborne, plus the ‘S’ from solera, as each year, 1,470 50 cl bottles from this solera fundacional are made available by the Osborne family to sherry lovers.
This award is further recognition of Osborne’s dedication and skill, which have been reflected in its products throughout its almost 250 years of history. It also shows its commitment to excellence and quality, and confirms its reputation in the world of wine in Spain and around the world.
Osborne is a family saga and business venture which began in 1772. Throughout its history, it has successfully preserved and promoted the very best Spain has to offer in the way of traditions and culture through its products, taking great care to adapt them to the times. Everything the company does is based on a set of deep-seated values, namely authenticity, skill, commitment and a visionary spirit.
It is now a world leader in Spanish food and beverages thanks to its world-renowned products of exceptional quality, which include Cinco Jotas 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham, Bodegas Montecillo Rioja wine, Carlos I brandy de Jerez and Nordés gin, to name but a few. Osborne is currently present in more than 50 countries around the world through its various brands.
As well as producing and selling its own products, the company also distributes leading third-party brands in Spain, including Piper-Heidsieck champagne, Brockmans Gin, Russian Standard Vodka, Zubrowka Vodka, Flor de Caña Rum, 100 Pipers Whisky, the bourbon Evan Williams and the liqueurs Disaronno and Tia Maria.
Osborne contributes to ensuring the sustainability of the areas where it works, and organises various social initiatives through its foundation. The company is also the owner of the legendary Toro de Osborne, recognised around the world as one of the most successful brands in the history of advertising and an icon of Spanish culture.
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