Vinos de Jerez Osborne RARE VORS. Founded in 1903 by the Count of Osborne, Don Tomás Guezala to commemorate the birth of his son Antonio. The solera takes its name from Antonio Osborne's initials and the S for "Solera". The Count was explicit in his order that the wine should not be bottled until 1924, the year in which his son would turn 21.
PRODUCTION AND AGEING
This solera has aged so well, and is particularly complex and attractive due to the ageing of Pedro Ximénez and Palomino (no longer permitted by the Regulatory Council) for more than 100 years.
Aged in the traditional system of soleras and criaderas for more than 25 years. The entire solera consists of 39 butts and three criaderas.
AWARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Platinum · Decanter (2018)
Silver Medal·China Wine & Spirits Awards (2013)
97 points · The Wine Advocate (2013)
96 points · Guía Peñín (2018, 2015 and 2014)
94 points · Guía Proensa (2005)
Appearance: A deep mahogany colour with a greenish rim. Bright.
Nose: Complex and intense, pungent notes of flor are toned down with the delicate touches of aldehyde from biological ageing alongside the predominant aromas of elegant oak, with vanilla, toasted almonds and walnuts.
Palate: very dry, with plenty of body, a strong attack and great breadth on the palate. It is rounded with flavours of nuts and touches of citrus marmalade and marzipan. A very long, persistent finish.
When to drink: An ideal wine for drinking as an aperitif or after meals, either on its own or with dessert.
Serving temperature: Consume at an optimum temperature of 12ºC / 54ºF.