Barbadillo Reliquia Oloroso 2020 release 375ml

Barbadillo Reliquia Oloroso 2020 release 375ml - The Spanish Table

Barbadillo Reliquia Oloroso 2020 release 375ml

The Reliquia (jewel) releases are some of the oldest sherry available.  Only eighty 375ml bottles of this are released a year for the entire wine drinking world.

When Don Antonio Barbadillo passed away in 1921, his will mentioned a couple of wines “del abuelo” or of my grandfather, referencing to Benigno Barbadillo Hortigüela, the company’s founder. It means this foundational solera has been aged for over 150 years.

"The NV Reliquia Oloroso jumps out of the glass, with a most peculiar combination of perfumed notes of dried roses, iodine, cigar-ash, cold bonfire and extra-vecchio aceto balsamico. The nose keeps changing, giving you new sensations every time you go back to it. The palate is extremely powerful, even aggressive. It has width and length, ending saline, but it is difficult to drink, almost painful. They used to call these wines ‘handkerchief wines’ as gentlemen in the old times used to wear a drop of them in their handkerchiefs for the aroma. A very complex, ultra-concentrated, intense, radical very old Oloroso. One of a kind, a true relic, this is an extreme wine if there is one." 95 pts Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate (Aug 2013 review)

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