List of jerez cream sherry wines for all budgets
This is the list of my favorite jerez cream sherry wines. The list includes easily accessible sherry wines that people can buy.
I have separated the best cream sherries by cost, to cover all budgets. At the end I also recommend other sherries found within the sweet sherry category, but that are less sweet than cream sherries. These would be medium sherry wines.
If you would like more information about the types of sweet and dry sherry wines, please click here. On the other hand, you can watch the following video to learn how each sherry wine is made.
As I lead sherry wine tours in the province of Cadiz, some guests have asked me which sherry I recommend. In this blog I talk about my recommendations and the cream sherry wines that I use on my routes. If you are planning to buy one of these cream sherry wines, I am leaving you a direct link to buy them through Amazon. It won’t cost you more, but It will really help out this project.
Hopefully this blog helps you decide which cream sherry to buy. I use many of the following wines on my routes, as I consider them my favourites. I never receive benefit from any sherry winery, not even doing the routes, only in this case from Amazon. Sadly in the British amazon there are only two of all the manzanilla sherry wines I recommend.
However, if you live in Spain, click this link to find all the options in the Spanish version.
Other types of sherries, from dry to sweet
If this blog makes you feel like you need a sherry in hand and it doesn’t fit, you may want to check out the following blogs. Click on any of the following links if you are interested in knowing my favorite sherry wines for each type of sherry.
Is your favorite sherry wine el palo cortado? If so, click here to see some of my favorites. If your favorite Sherry wine is Amontillado wine, click here. Find here my favorite Amontillado sherries for all budgets. Moreover, if you prefer biological ageing and your favorite is manzanilla wine then click here.
On the other hand, if you want to learn more about: biological and oxidative aging; the soleras system; and the “flower” (the layer of yeast that grows on some sherry), click here.
Best sweet cream sherry wine
I dedicate this section to what I believe are the best jerez cream sherry wines. However, it is always hard to select them. The ones I have chosen are easily accessible for everyone.
VOS Tradicion cream sherry wine
My favourite cream, aged about 25 years from the young cellar, but with old criaderas and soleras, is from Bodegas Tradición. If you do not know how sherry is aged please click here. The Parker wine guide gave VOS Tradicion cream sherry +92 points.
It is a blend of 70% from their VORS oloroso sherry with 30% young PX sherry wine.
VORS Matusalem cream sherry wine
This is a great cream sherry over 30 years old from the Gonzalez Byass bodega. If you do not know how sherry is aged please click here. The Parker wine guide gave VORS Matusalem cream sherry 93 points.
The Young oloroso and the PX sherry enter their own separate solera systems to begin ageing. After 12 years the wines are blended and aged through the Matusalem solera for a further 18 years.
Best value cream sherry wine
In this section I will include the jerez cream sherry wines that I love and that are recognized for having good value. Their price is much more accessible as well, letting you enjoy a glass everyday if you want!
East India Solera cream sherry
Some people consider this sherry in a different group, similar to brown sherry. However as the Sherry DO says, if it is a blended sherry over 115g/L of residual sugar, it is a cream sherry. This cream sherry is incredible. Its ageing process mimics that of some 17th century wines developed during transatlantic journeys to distant Spanish colonies.
The name comes from those casks of sherry that were transported to the East Indies in transatlantic trips. Here, people realised that the sherry after the trip tasted different.
East India Solera Cream sherry is 80% Palomino and 20% Pedro Ximénez, with an average age of 15 years. The Parker wine guide gave VOS Tradicion cream sherry 96 points.
Eva cream sherry
A great sherry with great value. Eva cream sherry combines 75% Palomino fino with 25% Pedro Ximenez. They age first separately and then are blended before bottling. It has around 5-6 years.
Gonzalez Byass Solera 1847
A very easily accessible cream sherry around the world, made by Gonzalez Byass bodega. Gonzalez Byass Solera 1847 cream sherry has an average of 8 years old. This cream sherry wine is 75% Palomino and 25% Pedro Ximenez. Photo below of this cream as a cocktail from my sherry & tapas tour in Vejer de la Frontera.
Harveys Bristol cream sherry wine
Harveys Bristol Cream is another very easily accessible sherry in the UK. It is an interesting cream sherry if you just use it for cocktails (I give you a tip of how to have cream sherry below). Harveys Bristol cream is a mixture of different sherry types: fino, amontillado, oloroso and PX.
A great way to enjoy any cream sherry is in a glass with ice and a slice of orange. The orange increases the acidity to make it feel a little bit less sweet and heavy. It is great to enjoy in the garden on a sunny day!
Sherry wine tours in Cadiz province
Thank you so much for reading this blog about the best cream sherry wines for me. If you are looking for Sherry wine experiences to taste and understand the types of sherry wine even better, contact us. We do cultural and culinary experiences throughout Cadiz province. I will now take advantage to show off to you the great food tours in Cadiz province that we do.
Sherry wine tours
Join my virtual online sherry tour if you are interested in doing a sherry tasting from home with me while we learn about sherry history, sherry production and how each type of sherry is made.
Join my Ultimate Sherry wine Tasting tour within Jerez-Sherry-Xeres D.O. and Manzanilla, and learn the full sherry process from the vineyard to your glass. Enjoy the best Sherry bodega tours, local culture and traditions and the local gastronomy. In case you don’t have a car we can arrange transport, restaurant and the rest of your trip for you. We can design a private tour just for you and your family.
If you are staying in Vejer de la Frontera or within Cadiz province we can organise a private Sherry wine tasting with local gourmet tapas for your group. We will go to your place and do a Sherry wine or Andalusian wine tasting for you privately. Each sherry wine will be paired with with a local food tapas. We can focus on premium Sherries; a mix of VORS and premium Sherries; or Andalusian wines in case you do not like Sherry wine.
Our sherry & tapas tour in Cadiz or Vejer de la Frontera is always a good hit! Learn about 5 different sherry wines (from dry to sweet), wine tastings, and how to pair it with gourmet traditional food from the area. The tour includes 5 gourmet tapas and 5 wine/Sherries.
Sherry wine love is very contagious, surely you will also become a sherry lover!