quote:Originally posted by VinCentric:quote:Originally posted by futronic:quote:Originally posted by VinCentric:quote:Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion....
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...
It's technically not a Sherry - it's from Montilla-Moriles.
That said, it's something that you can drink by the thimbleful or two and not much more. It's pretty thick and cloying, and if you drink more than that your teeth will hurt. It needs a very sweet dessert like sticky toffee pudding with ice cream to cut the richness.
It's pretty much indestructable. I've had a bottle open for about six months in the fridge and it's still fine. I believe Rob brought one to vinoevelo's the one time that was still half full and open a year. Still fine.
Have fun trying to reopen the bottle though as the dried sugar is worse than super glue!
Thanks Fut, and for the clarification re: Montilla-Morillas, and the rest. I'm guessing get a bottle and save it for when there's a good enough group to share thimblefuls. The sticky toffee pudding & ice cream is a good suggestion.
Notwithstanding the advice of my old pal Fut, I quite enjoy a few ounces of this stuff, as have many of those to whom I've served it. It IS very thick and sweet but I don't see that as an obstacle to drinking more than a thimbleful. Of course, about a third of my cellar is dessert wines (if you can call vintage port a dessert wine!) so perhaps it's just me!
And it's great when you have a sore throat - coats the throat, makes you sleepy, tastes great, gives you a little buzz - what's not to like?!