I think a very compelling case can be made for Sherry being the finest wine in the world.
And if this were exhibit A, then the case would get closed pretty quickly.
A solera-aged mixture of wines of at least 30 years (probably going back nearly a century), this is justifiably expensive (circa €75) - especially now that fine Sherry is getting trendy again. But that is absurdly cheap for something that has taken 30 years to make. It only takes 8 months to make a jumbo jet!
Intoxicating flavours of nuts, caramel, orange peel and spices. Layer upon layer of flavour and a finish that goes on for ages. Dry but rich and utterly delicious. You can taste why they can sell off their used empty barrels to the Scotch industry.
When Ferran Adria (El Bulli, arguably the greatest chef in the world, and a Catalan) was asked:
"What is your favourite wine?" he replied:
"Well, Sherry, of course, and if you ask another stupid question this interview is over."
I'm with him!