Hidalgo - Gobernador Oloroso, Sherry, Spain
A classic, bone-dry 12-year aged Oloroso with dried figs and walnut cake and particularly chalky. Mahogany, crème brûlée and salted caramel.
Gobernador starts its life with a 2-3 year period of biological ageing under a layer of flor, and then spends another ten years or so ageing oxidatively, slowly turning into an Oloroso.
Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo in Jerez (not to be confused with Bodega Hidalgo-La Gitana from Sanlucar) was founded in 1874 and has developed a reputation for producing elegant, refined sherries. Located in the historical heart of Jerez de la Frontera, the winery is housed in a late 19th-century building of classic sherry-bodega construction: thick walls, high ceilings and tiled roof, ideal for the ageing of Sherry.
Today, the fifth generation of Hidalgos runs the bodega, carrying on the family’s rich sherry-making heritage. The new generation maintains the traditions that have been carefully preserved and enriched for more than 145 years. Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo continues to be recognized as one of the top producers in Jerez, recognized for its high quality and distinct style.