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Published on July 6th, 2017 | by Ruben


Oloroso Aurora (Yuste)

The Aurora Oloroso is aged by Yuste in the Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto (the upper district) of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The wine is said to be around 10 years of age.

It is part of the Aurora series (named after the widow Aurora Ambrosse Lacave) which also includes an Amontillado, Pedro Ximénez and Manzanilla. The label features an illustration by Gaspar Camps, made in 1921.


Oloroso Aurora (17,5%, Bodegas Yuste, 50 cl)

Nose: toffee and maple syrup at first, with honey lots of nutty notes (peanuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds). Hints of dusty cellars. Orange peel. Dates. Also a few vegetal / meaty undertones that I’m less fond of. Nice coastal hints though, giving away the fact that this is a Sanluqueño Oloroso.

Mouth: buttery texture with a fairly low acidity, still very much on the (slightly roasted) nutty notes and honey, with a salty edge. Quite silky, but also a tad flat. Medium finish on walnuts.

Availability: still working on a wider distribution network. I found mine at Espavino for € 13.

Summary: A buttery, heavyweight and slightly meaty Oloroso. Really not bad, but I should probably add that I expected a bit more of this.



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