Aurora Oloroso Jerez

Region: Spain - Andulucia


Sanlúcar native Francisco (Paco) Yuste has been a true lover of Manzanilla his entire life.

In 1991, after building a successful beverage distributorship in the provinces of Cádiz and Córdoba, he purchased the historic Bodega Santa Ana in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo. The purchase included a centenarian “solera” and Paco began operation as an “almacenista.”

In 2001 he added Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto, restoring it to Manzanilla production and using it to refresh his “criaderas” at Santa Ana. Bodega Miraflores, founded in 1956, was acquired in 2010 to serve as production base. The acquisition of the classic Aurora brand in 2015 was followed in 2016 by the purchase of Herederos de Argüeso with its famous Manzanilla, San León.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

  • Soil: Chalky white Albariza
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Sweet musts selected and fortified with neutral grape spirits
  • Oxidatively aged without flor in the martime air of Barrio Alto (Sanlúcar de Barrameda) for at least 10 years in solera
Winemaker's Notes

Exceptional dry oloroso, clean and elegant retaining the fresh expression of Palomino grapes grown and aged in close proximity to the sea. Lingering, silky, nutty-salty flavor is clean and clear, with the finesse only possible in an oloroso from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Named for the widow Aurora Ambrosse Lacave, pioneering female sherry executive of the early 20th century.

Wine Summary

100% Palomino; alcohol: 18.5%; estate vineyards in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry; chalky white Albariza soils; sweet musts selected and fortified with neutral grape spirits; oxidatively aged without flor in the maritime air of Barrio Alto, Sanlúcar de Barrameda for at least 10 years through solera.

Technical Information
  • 100% Palomino
  • Alcohol: 18.5%


16+ Points

Pale mahogany. Nutty, oily, and oxidative on the nose with a light caramelised hazelnut note. Silky on the palate but there is some spirity heat underneath. This tightens to quite a narrow, green-almond finish. 2020 -2025

JancisRobinson.com, April, 2021

90 Points

Offers a relatively open-knit feel, with notes of singed orange peel, date and toasted sesame mixed together, backed by a dried-walnut thread on the finish.

Wine Spectator, June, 2017

General Info

APPELLATION D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda
PROPRIETORS Francisco (Paco) Yuste
WINEMAKER Francisco (Paco) Yuste