González Byass was created in 1835 by Manuel Maria González and remains in family hands today, now in the fifth and sixth generation. Founded in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, in the heart of Sherry country. They make a wide range of sherries, but recently we got a deal on two wines from their VORS range, enological gems aged for over 30 years in complex solera regimes.
González Byass “Del Duque” Amontillado $20 — 375ml
At least 30 years old the Del Duque is a bright pale orange tawny. Mild, unforced nose with a hint of jamon serrano (or is this auto-suggestion?) and no excessive concentration and really exciting bone-dry licorice and peanut notes. An edge of saltiness. Just the thing to get the appetite going in the middle of the festive season. Very fresh, clean finish.
Was $55 now $20
Gonzales Byass Apostoles $20 –375 ml
87% Palomino, 13% Pedro Ximenez
This 30 year old Sherry is a blend of Palo Cortado and PX. Dark amber in color it is an interesting wine with an elegant and delicate nose with notes of nuts and concentrated fruits. On the palate this wine is complex and intense with notes of caramel and mature oak.
Was $50 Now $20