Barbadillo, 'San Roberto' Bota Unica (single cask) Sherries ‘Amontillado 1/2'
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Barbadillo, 'San Roberto' Bota Unica (single cask) Sherries ‘Amontillado 1⁄2'

1 magnum per lot
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Three Sherries from three casks, each one a different sherry: Two Amontillados and one Palo Cortado from the special San Roberto bodega.
These three special magnums are drawn from three single casks. They are once only bottlings referred to as ‘Bota Unica’ in Spanish, (single butt), so they will be left empty when the contents are bottled. These have been stand alone casks for more time than Barbadillo has records on them.

San Roberto is an old bodega in Barbadillo’s premises in the centre of Sanlucar, not far from the magnificent cathedral bodega ‘La Arboledilla’, but tucked away and out of sight from the regular visits, and even from those of us who work in the winery. San Roberto holds the fifth ‘criadera’ of Solear, about 800 butts worth , a maturing stage in the Solear solera system that carries on through La Arboledilla before reaching maturity for bottling. The three butts in question were left detached from the rest of the solera for some reason many years ago and have until recently gone unnoticed.

With the company's bicentennial this year, it was a good moment to discover these liquid jewels and our thanks must go to our predecessors who at some point decided to keep these butts untouched. They may have done so thinking of a time like this, but we can never be sure. Christie’s offering here is the only offering ever of magnums, only half bottles will be made available on the retail market and even then only in tiny quantities.

Barbadillo, 'San Roberto' Bota Unica (single cask) Sherries ‘Amontillado 1⁄2'
Sherry
1 magnum per lot
Special notice

‡ For wine offered ‘in bond’ only. If you choose to buy the wine in bond no Excise Duty or Clearance VAT will be charged on the hammer. If you choose to buy the wine out of bond Excise Duty as applicable will be added to the hammer price and Clearance VAT at 20% will be charged on the Duty inclusive hammer price. Whether you buy the wine in bond or out of bond, 20% VAT will be added to the buyer’s premium and shown on the invoice
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Please note that this lot is Duty Paid

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