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Amontillado Napoleón

Amontillado Napoleón



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Spec sheet

TypeAmontillado sherry
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti17.5%

The wine

Located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where it is considered quite an institution, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana is currently run by the fifth generation of the Hidalgo family and possesses more than 200 hectares of vineyards on the Balbaina and Miraflores estates, the best in the Jerez District. The winery, barely 300 metres from the mouth of the River Guadalquivir, benefits from a maritime influence for maturing the wines, which leaves its mark upon the ageing and special characteristics of their range of Manzanillas, Amontillados and Olorosos.

Amontillados are Finos which have begun the oxidation process, relinquishing somewhat their delicate and saline character, and acquiring a more profound, complex and expressive profile. Made from Palomino Fino grapes, the Amontillado Napoleón undergoes a maturation of 12 years in the criadera and solera system, which results in a pungent and very aromatic Amontillado.

An Amontillado exhibiting nuances from biological ageing, with the most notable being notes of dried fruits and nuts, oak, toast and raisins. With a definite saltiness, but pleasantly crisp, dry and persistent on the palate. Ideal to accompany aperitifs, white meats, blue cheeses, cured cheeses and savoury dishes.

What does this wine taste like?

Amber / Bright / Luminous / Greenish glints
Sharp / Gentle / Dried fruit and nuts / Hazelnuts / Wood
Dry / Smooth / Elegant

Food pairing

Aperitifs / White meats / Oily fish / Cured cheeses / Starters

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The medium amber, nutty Napoleon Amontillado is a dry style sherry, also a fine aperitif.

— Jay S Miller (28/02/2007)Robert Parker Wine Advocate90 PARKER

Amber colour with a hint of mahogany. Roasted chestnuts and generous smokiness on the nose. The palate is drier and more grippy than the nose might suggest. Driven with fresh and lifted acidity. Dried fruit and nuts mingle with preserved lemons. Mulling spices linger on the finish.

— Tom Parker (22/04/2021)JancisRobinson.com16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

12 reviews


Ageing period144 months
Type of woodCriaderas y soleras

The winery

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana

Founded in 1792 by Don José Pantaleón Hidalgo, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana is one of the oldest wineries in the Marco de Jerez region and among the few that have maintained their independent, family-run structure. Located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where it is considered quite an institution, the company is run nowadays by the family's fifth generation and is the main producer of Manzanilla, the winery's star product which has won awards in numerous national and international...