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Bodegas Tradicion
NV - Oloroso VORS 30 Years
750 ml.

$103.84
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 95
WS 93
WE 91

Country: Spain

Region: Jerez

Varietal: Palomino Fino

Vintage: NV

Size: 750 ml.

Bodegas Tradición - as it is known today - was established in 1998, but its roots go back to one of the oldest family owned wineries from Jerez, founded in 1650. Owner Joaquin Rivero’s family was involved with legendary brand CZ (Cabeza de Aranda y Zarco), which is considered the oldest brand of the DO. They acquired their stocks from some of the oldest and most historic soleras of Jerez and restored a derelict 19th century bodega to release their first 600 bottles in 2003 – all VORS classified wines (read: very old). They are somewhat of an anomaly – a young bodega that focused exclusively on very old wines – but their approach is completely unyielding and each wine is a benchmark and a superlative example of its style. All wines are unfined & unfiltered, bottled, labeled and individually numbered by hand.

SKU: 93
Reviews
Robert Parker - 95 See more...
The single vintage wines are different, but they are not necessarily better than the solera wines. In fact I preferred the Oloroso VORS to the two single-vintage; I found it more complex and fluid, while the single vintages were more concentrated and powerful, but not as nuanced. I’m talking about the NV Tradicion Oloroso VORS, on average 45-50 years old, which gives the wine a concentration of glycerin and dry extract that is amazing. Silky, very interesting to see the wine that has been blended over the years is more complex. The proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove, it is full-bodied, and still follows the same, clean, elegant, precise line of the rest of the wines from Tradicion. Drink 2013-2025. Bodegas Tradicion, despite its name, is one of the youngest wineries in Jerez, it was created in 1998, something not so common, as most of the houses have been in operation for generations. It’s also unusual for a winery to sell exclusively old wines, even more so when it’s a young operation. But this is what Bodegas Tradicion is about. They purchased wines (botas and soleras) from everybody, Osborne, Bobadilla, Croft, Domecq, Sandeman? In the beginning they had maybe 200 botas, and now they own around 1,000. The market at the time when they started was extremely hard for Sherry, and trying to sell a new name, and exclusively old wines, was almost impossible. In 2003 they sold a grand total of 600 bottles, whereas nowadays they sell 18,000-20,0000 bottles per year. They kind of started the other way round, selling only VORS (and one VOS), and working their way towards younger wines to feed their soleras. They have now even released a Fino (a very old Fino, but a Fino after all), and they explained that even though they started buying very old soleras, they are now in need of younger wines, and they do not rule out the need to even purchase their own vineyards in the future. A Benjamin Button kind of winery! The wines are in charge of Jose Maria Quiros, who was winemaker at Agustin Blazquez and later at Domecq and has been a consultant for Alvear in Montilla-Moriles for 15 years. His aim is to preserve traditions and keep the wines as pure and true to their style as possible, and they come through as clean, elegant, precise, well-defined, focused, true to their type and indeed traditional. All wines have a hand-written lot number and year on the label.
Wine Spectator - 93 See more...
Almost plump, with a juicy core of orange, date, persimmon and toasted mango. The edges are dry, with bitter almond and musk accents lending contrast. The finish features an echoing iodine hint. Distinctive. Drink now. 400 cases made.
Wine Enthusiast - 91 See more...
Intense and nutty, with a searing dryness that serves it well. This style of fine Sherry is ultra-fresh but lean. The palate is dry and almost salty, with nutty subtleties and very distant flavors of apricots. Lithe and stylish throughout, with a fineness to the body that defies its age and 19.5% alcohol level.

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