Aged: 30 years
Product of: Spain
Pronounced ‘No-E’ ‘Him-En-Eth, this sherry is part of the González Byass ‘Very Rare Solera’ range, made purely from Pedro Ximénez grapes picked and spread out on grass mats to dry in the sun in the traditional ‘soleo’ manner. Noé is aged in solera oak casks for over 30 years.
According to the bible, Noah, Noé in Spanish, lived to be 950 which made him just slightly junior to Methuselah. (Hope they had a good pension plan.) This Sherry is named after the biblical hero and is the sweetest in the González Byass range.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 18/02/2017
Clear (almost opaque), very deep mahogany.
Raisins, figs, prunes, mince pie and tobacco leaf with light cinnamon.
Rich and sweet (430 grams of sugar/litre) with baked raisins, figs, prunes, cardamom, cloves, espresso coffee, caramel and mince pie.
Raisin, fig and prune with chocolate, mince pie and light spice.
Fabulously rich. Christmasy dessert in a bottle - raisin, fig, prune and mince pie.