- a pale, dry Spanish sherry.
Origin of amontillado
Examples from the Web for amontillado
Palo Cortado tastes like a lovechild born from Amontillado and Oloroso.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades
June 15, 2014
A little glass of Amontillado with the oysters, said the baron, just to flavor them!The Woman Gives
What a crowning pleasure would a glass of sherry—that Amontillado of yours—be in such a spot.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Amontillado, a dry kind of sherry wine of a light colour, highly esteemed.
Amontillado, a-mon-til-y′do, n. a dry or little sweet kind of sherry of a light colour and body.
Amontillado (a very nutty wine) is frequently added to sherries deficient in flavour.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- a medium dry Spanish sherry, not as pale in colour as a fino
Word Origin and History for amontillado
a variety of sherry wine, 1825, from Spanish amontillado, from a "from" (from Latin ad; see ad-) + Montilla, name of a town in the province of Cordova. Formerly the name of a regional wine, now of a type of sherry.