One of the most famous sherry bodegas in Spain : GONZALEZ BYASS
Today, we had the opportunity to taste a wine from the Gonzalez Byass estate, Bristol Milk Sherry. This is why I would like to talk to you about this estate, both for connoisseurs and amateurs, since it is one of the most mythical in Spain, and I think it is important to list it.
Bristol Milk Sherry, one of the estate's renowned wines, is a subtle, fairly dense wine with a clear and pleasant nose. In the mouth there are notes of nuts and candied fruits, it keeps a great freshness and a good balance. It is a wine evolving towards sweetness. Its quality/price ratio is quite satisfactory.
Returning to the estate itself, González Byass is one of the most famous sherry bodegas in Spain. Its origins date back to 1835, when it was founded by Manuel María González Angel, who was later joined by his English agent, Robert Blake Byass.
The Gonzalez family was not only at the forefront of sherry vinification, but also participated in the introduction of the polo game in Spain, the first grass tennis court, the installation of the first electric lighting and running water in the factory, the first train project in Spain and many other industrial and cultural innovations.
The barrels of this renowned sherry producer are used by Scotch whisky producers when maturing high quality spirits. The Dalmore distillery uses 30-year-old barrels in its 18-year-old single malt.