Fernando De Castilla Antique Oloroso
Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla was founded in 1837, purchased and revitalized in 1999 by Jan Pettersen (a Norweigian with 15 years at Osborne). Jan also took over the cellars of Jose Bustamante next door and quickly established Fernando de Castilla as one of the region’s finest small, independent sherry houses. The company specializes in natural, unblended and unfined products as supreme examplesof the ancient winemaking traditions of the Jerez region. The Antique range of wines are intense and pure sherries, from a single solera that sees extended aging in the cellars. The vineyards (farmed without pesticides or herbicides) and winery are all located in Jerez, all sherries are estate bottled.
"The NV Antique Oloroso is open and expressive in the nose, with a predominant note of hazelnuts and varnished wood, a sweet touch of spices, brandy filled chocolates and orange rind. The perfectly balanced palate shows intense, clean, pure flavors and great length. 5,000 bottles produced yearly." 95 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate