Bodegas Hidalgo Palo Cortado Wellington VOS Sherry (20+ Years Old)

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Product Information

Jerez Cortado is unusual, in that it first ages under a film of yeast ‘flor’ which protects it from oxygen, but then loses that flor to age oxidatively at the very end of the process. Thus, the freshness of Manzanilla and the complexity of dry Amontillado are combined. Over twenty years old, Jerez Cortado is entitled to the designation VOS, (Very Old Sherry).

About 190 years ago when the French occupied this part of Spain this sherry was sold to the British troops under the name ‘Wellington’. The 1st Duke of Wellington’s portrait is still used on the label today. Another sherry was also simultaneously sold to the French under the name ‘Napoleon’!

Tasting Notes

Penetrating aromas, nutty yet with tangy freshness. One of the great dry sherries. The palate is full rich and rounded.

How to Serve

Superb on its own or as an aperitif, but is also recommended with soups and other well flavoured foods. Its aroma is so good that many Spaniards have taken to putting a drop on their handkerchiefs to enjoy its aroma wherever they go.


“A clean, racy style, with almond and hazelnut husk notes backed by toasted corn, walnut and singed sandalwood accents. A touch of dried persimmon echoes on the very dry finish.” James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, July 2013


Sherry, Apperitifs

Country of Origin



Sanlúcar de Barrameda




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