List with the best oloroso sherry wines for all budgets
This is the list with the best oloroso sherry wine in my opinion, as well as some of my other favourite oloroso wines. Of course the list includes sherry wines that people can buy and that are not only for wine collectors.
I have separated the best olorosos by cost, to cover all budgets. Sherry is an incredible type of wine able to pair with all kind of food. In fact, François Chartier said that fino sherry is the most versatile wine and the king of pairing with its over 300 aldehydes. It has a slightly bitter taste, full-bodied and with strong bakery aromas…. One of the best wines to pair with food in the world! Oloroso sherry is also an incredible sherry wine able to pair with stews as well as with dessert.
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Extra information abour sherry production
If you would like more information about what oloroso is and how to produce sherry, please click here. On the other hand, you can watch the following video to learn how each sherry wine is made.
As I do 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 oloroso sherries that I use on my sherry tours.
If you are interested in all this, you may want to know about the new changes in the Sherry rules. Please click here to read about the new regulations that the DO Sherry has done in 2022.
Hopefully this blog helps you decide which oloroso sherry to buy. I use many of the following wines on my routes, as I consider them my favourites. 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 you do not have any, you may want to check out the following blogs. Click on any of the following links if you are interested in knowing my favourite wines for each type of sherry.
Do you want to try a biological aged sherry wine? If so, click here to see some of my favourite manzanilla wines.Another biological aged sherry is fino, click here to see some of my favourites. Is your favourite sherry wine palo cortado? If so, click here to see some of my favourites. If your favourite Sherry wine is Amontillado wine, click here. However, if you prefer sweet sherry wines, click here to see what I recommend within cream sherry.
On the other hand, if you want to learn more about: biological and oxidative ageing; the soleras system; and the “flor” (the layer of yeast that grows on some sherry types), click here.
Best Oloroso sherry wine
In this section I dedicate it to what I believe is the best oloroso wine, with the best blend of tradition and quality.
Oloroso tradición VORS (Bodegas Tradición)
This incredible sherry has an average of 55-60 years old. However, the casks are a mixture from the 17th and 19th century. The Peñin wine guide gave Oloroso Tradicion VORS 98 points, while parker wine guide gave it 95 points.
Oloroso VORS (Bodegas Manuel Aragón)
They have two types of oloroso VORS, one 60 years old, and another more unique that comes out occasionally that is 90 years old. This oloroso VORS received 99 points in the “Parker” wine guide.
Valdespino oloroso Don Gonzalo
This wine is VOS, a more than 20 year old sherry. The grapes come from one of the best vineyards in the “marco de jerez”, the “carrascal” area. Valdespino Oloroso Don Gonzalo received 95 points from Parker and 96 from Peñin wine guides.
Best value oloroso sherry wine
In this section I will include the oloroso wines that I love and that are recognized for their great value.
Oloroso Aurora (Bodegas Yuste)
Oloroso Aurora has an average of 10 years. This oloroso sherry is made with grapes from a great region rich in calcium called “Pago Balbaina”. It is lower in alcohol content because they decide to fortify the oloroso just enough to prevent the “flor to appear” with 17.5%. Oloroso Aurora has 94 points in the wine guide of Peñín.
Argueso Oloroso 1822
Argueso Oloroso 1822 has 10 years of average. This cellar was bought by Bodegas Yuste but the “criaderas and soleras” have over 200 years of history, including this oloroso. Peñin gave Argueso Oloroso 1822 an outstanding 95 points because of its value.
Oloroso Faraón (Bodegas Hidalgo)
Oloroso Faraón sherry wine is a fantastic oloroso with great value. This oloroso sherry is made with grapes from two great regions rich in calcium called “Pago Balbaina” and “Miraflores”. It is between 6 to 12 years old, depending on the year and the amount that they bottled. If one year they bottle a lot, then the average age will go down. Oloroso Faraón received 91 points from Parker wine guide and 90 points from Peñin wine guide.
It is a younger oloroso with 12 to 14 years age on average. It is a decent oloroso sherry with great value. Peñin wine guide gave it 90 points.
If you are interested in trying two oloroso sherries like this one and oloroso Argueso 1822 then click the following link.
Oloroso Cuco (Bodegas Barbadillo)
This lovely oloroso wine is 12 years old on average. The harves is manual and inland, therefore it creates naturally more alcohol as it has more natural sugar. In fact, for its price Peñin wine guide gave it a really good score, 96 points.
Sherry wine tours in Cadiz province
Thank you so much for reading this blog of the best oloroso sherry wines. 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. Officially, Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, you should come and meet us!
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.
Please watch the next video to see what do we do in the sherry winery tour:
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 pairs 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!