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WTN: Gonzalez-Byass Apostoles VORS sherry

by Jay Labrador » Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:24 pm

This used to be labeled a Palo Cortado but that designation seems to have disappeared from the label, although the technical spec on the winery site still calls it a Palo Cortado. 87% Palomino, 13% Pedro Ximenez so there is quite a noticeable sweetness to it. Dark amber, walnuts, coffee, orange rind. Very nice with a pumpkin soup. Outstanding sherry.
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Re: WTN: Gonzalez-Byass Apostoles VORS sherry

by David M. Bueker » Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:50 pm

Nice food/wine match. I have a small pumpkin ready for soup, and now I know what to drink with it!
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Re: WTN: Gonzalez-Byass Apostoles VORS sherry

by Jenise » Wed Dec 06, 2023 11:28 am

I am a big fan of sherry with split pea soup. There used to be a crepe restaurant in L.A. called The Magic Pan where pea soup+sherry was a thing. I've loved it ever since. Had not considered pumpkin soup, though. Sounds like a great match!
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Re: WTN: Gonzalez-Byass Apostoles VORS sherry

by Jay Labrador » Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:00 pm

The 13% PX in the blend, I think, is what makes it successful with the slightly sweet pumpkin soup. Otherwise, it might be too dry.
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