Bodegas Williams & Humbert, founded in 1877, has a noteworthy history of production in Jerez. Despite a succession of various parent companies in its long history, it has returned to family-ownership with a component of the original soleras having been preserved. These are the heart of the bodega's sherry maturation system. The Don Zolio Amontillado began as Palomino grapes harvested from estate vineyards in the Jerez Superior Zone before being added to a fino style solera where the wines mature biologically under a layer of flor. An average of 8-year old wine is removed and transferred to a separate solera for oxidative ageing for 4 years before being bottled with a 12-year age statement. The nose of this wine is intense, with a seaweed tang and green olive brine married with aromas of butter pecan and toasted pistachios. This wine is dry, showing more high-toned tangy flavors on the palate, with turmeric, blanched almonds, walnut, toffee, and sea salt. Here is a true gastronomic wine that has evolved alongside Spanish Mediterranean fare. Serve with Albóndigas or your favorite tapas.