Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has debuted the world's most expensive sherry, a rare blend containing spirit dating back 125 years priced at about $11,000 per bottle.
Only 100 bottles of the Versos 1891 are being offered with the rare Amontillado sherry originating from a barrel in the Barbadillo family’s personal collection.
It comes in a crystal decanter in the shape of an inkwell, handblown by Portuguese glassmakers, and is packaged in a box constructed of beautifully-tanned Spanish leather made in Ubrique, in the Sierras near Cadiz.
The concept of "luxury" sherry "in the sense of exquisite quality and also only obtainable to a few is new,” Tim Holt, Barbadillo's director for the UK and Asia-Pacific tells Drinks Business.
He describes the launch of Versos as a “wake-up call” to fine wine lovers to embrace sherry as an equally appealing luxury tipple. As for the flavor of Versos, he describes it as "very concentrated, full, rich and nutty.”
But we'll get back to you on that once we've sampled a bottle or two.