The Sanchez Romate winery was founded by Juan Sanchez de la Torre in 1781 and is situated in Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain. It is one of the few remaining wineries still in the hands of local owners and in addition to be being one of the most important estates in the sherry region, the company is also the appointed Official Purveyor to the House of Lords and to the Vatican Palace. This aromatic and spicy sherry ('Oloroso' means 'scents' in Spanish) is aged for at least 18 years in solera and makes for a wondeful accompaniment to fruity cheeses and cold meats.
An intense mahogany in colour. Classic Oloroso aromas of walnuts, dried fruit, vanilla and coffee, suggesting a degree of sweetness. On the palate, however, surprisingly less sweet with complex notes of toffee and raisins. The finish is persistent. Great food wine with smoked mackerel marinated in maple syrup and soy, mild curry with almonds and coconut or cold roast goose.