The Osborne family takes great pride in their Rare Collection, not only because they have passionately cared for them during many decades, but also because every drop encloses their heritage and tradition. As a result of this strong, long-term record in sherry winemaking and respect for the land, Bodegas Osborne has been able to preserve some very old soleras, originally intended for the family’s consumption on rare occasions. Not long ago, the family decided to share these wines with wine lovers around the world, releasing a selection in extremely limited quantities. This solera was founded in 1922 and was originally located at the "Palma" bodega. This is a very unusual wine that le to internal confusion, since the name had always been associated to the wines that were shipped to India. With time, it was certified that the name came from the export business to South America (the Indies), mainly to Colombia and Peru, aimed for the Spanish diplomats in those countries. Those days, the wine was defined as a very “English-style” wine.
Denomination: D.O.Jerez-Xérés-Sherry and Manzanilla- Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Area of production: Pago de Bilbaína, 70 m.
Type of wine: Oloroso
Grape variety: 80% Palomino Fino, 20% PX
Average Age: 25 years.
Year the “Solera” (original vintage) was founded: 1922
Alcohol content: 22% vol
CRAFTING & AGEING
This Solera has aged so well and is so remarkably complex and seductive due to the coageing of PX with Palomino (now disallowed by the Regulatory Council) more than 100 years ago. Aged in the traditional criaderas and soleras system for over 25 years. The entire solera consists of 48 butts divided
into 2 criaderas.
TASTING NOTE by Luis Gutiérrez (2013)
LOOK: It shows a dark bright orange color.
AROMA & PALATE: A discrete, aristocratic nose showing some aromatic herbs, perfumed flowers, not easy to define. The palate is even more peculiar, only medium- to full-bodied, dominated by balsamic flavors, aromatic herbs, old furniture, with good persistence and length, and a warm finish.
SERVING & FOOD PAIRING A fantastic combination with blue cheese and grilled figs.
Best enjoyed at 12-16ºC / 60ºF.
Alcohol (º): 22± 0.8
pH: 3.3 ± 0.3
Total acidity (g/L): 7 ± 2
Volatile acidity (g/L): < 1.2
Residual sugar (g/L): 70 ± 10
MOST RECENT AWARDSS
Silver Medal Decanter (2018)
95pt · Guía Peñín (2018)
92pt · Wine Spectator (2014)
95pt RP · Wine Advocate (2013)