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1981 Harvey's Bristol Commemorative Cream Original Old Full Pale Sherry, Andalucia, Spain

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Specially made for the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana in 1981.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $52

Price History for 1981 Harvey's Bristol Commemorative Cream Original Old Full Pale Sherry, Andalucia, Spain
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Grape Variety: Sherry Blend

Sherry Blend is a convenient, collective name for the three grape varieties used to make Sherry in Jerez, south-western Spain. They are Palomino, Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel de Alejandria (Muscat of Alexandria).

Palomino is by far the dominant variety, and accounts for almost 95% of Sherry production. Pedro Ximenez, most famously used in the production of lusciously sweet sherries, is grown in such small volumes in Jerez that it is often brought in from Montilla-Moriles, 60 miles (100km) inland. Muscat of Alexandria is also grown on a very small scale, and is valued for its sweetness and light fruity aromas.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Andalucia wine region

    Andalucia, in the sunbaked south-west of Spain, is the most southerly of the Spanish administrative regions. It is home to the world-famous fortified wine, Sherry.

    This vibrant region is the most populous in Spain, and has a colorful history. Its strategic position at the gateway to the Mediterranean and its proximity to Africa have made it a target for many invasions throughout history. Muslims, Romani, Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, Christians and Castilians have all called Andalucia home at some stage, and each culture has left its mark. The name Andalucía is in fact derived from the Arabic name for the region, Al-Andalus, which is said to be a corruption of Vandalusia, meaning "land of the vandals," a re ... more

  • Spain wine region

    Spain is a land of breathtaking landscapes, colorful history and a deep, complex culture in which wine has long played an important role. Grape vines have been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since at least 3000 B.C., although it was not until 1000 B.C. that winemaking began here in earnest, the technology brought by Phoenician traders from the eastern Mediterranean. Today, Spain is home to more vines than any other country on Earth and has a national wine output exceeded only ... more


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