Wine Spectator 91 points – Takes a dry, taut approach from the start, with singed orange peel and bitter almond notes lining the green tea, dried passion fruit, Earl Grey tea and toasted parchment paper flavors. Drink now.-J.M..June/2014
Wine Enthusiast 90 points – An initial blast of butter and sweaty cheese settles with airing, but this amontillado remains aggressive and demanding up front. In the mouth, this is correct in feel and balance. Saline-rich flavors of walnut, peanut and mushroom finish steady..Michael Schachner, April/2017
Wine Advocate 93 points – The NV Amontillado Carlos VII has a medium/dark color, notes of toffee, roasted nuts and coffee, but finishes dry with great acidity and penetrating almond-paste-like flavors. This is pretty impressive and the Solera that is the base of this cuvee is at least 15 years of age. Drink now through 2030..November/2015
Jeb Dunnuck 93 points – The NV Amontillado Carlos VII (unfortified Pedro Ximenez made from a Solera blend of 20+-year-old wines) offers more browned butter and toasted nut characteristics as well as tons of salty, iodine, and caramelized orange rind aromas and flavors. Powerful (19% alcohol), medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays balanced and clean on the palate, and is a terrific Amontillado..March/2018
Literally, Amontillado means “in the style of Montilla”. Our Carlos VII is an Amontillado that has been aging for more than 15 years in our traditional “Solera System” during and after the flor, gaining complexity and full round aromas while retaining the freshness of its origins as a Fino. An harmonious blend of finesse, elegance and age.
Alcohol (%vol): 19% Acidity (g/l tartaric acid): 6.5 Sugar (g/l): 1.5 (dry) PH: 3.3
Perfect dry aperitif, ideal with smoked food and crumbly cheeses. It is also an excellent ingredient for all soups and sauces, especially consomme.