WHAT: Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Palo Cortado Viejo Sherry Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Jerez, Spain
WHY: Many drive Toyotas, listen to Franz Ferdinand and drink medium-priced red wine. Fewer drive Ducatis, listen to late-period Scott Walker and drink old sherry. To embrace the exquisite extreme, try this 30-year-old half-bottle from venerable G.B. With its edgy olive brine, a touch of sweetness and a longer finish than The Return Of The King, this is wonderful, rarified stuff. Drink at room temperature and don't leave it on the shelf.
PRICE: 375 ml/$33.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #969527)