Definition of amontillado in English:


Syllabification: a·mon·til·la·do
Pronunciation: /əˌmäntlˈädō, -təˈyädō

noun (plural amontillados)

  • A medium dry sherry.
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    • Taste-wise, it feels more like a dry oloroso than amontillado, revealing, as it does, a dark, nutty, chocolate bite on the palate and a finish that delivers waves of salted hazelnuts.
    • With soup, try a tangy fino or nutty, dry amontillado.
    • Now I admit I may have written this under the influence of just a little too much amontillado but, nevertheless, you be the judge; read a few of his earlier delicious posts for a fuller and ‘Scottishly’ superb flavour


Spanish, from Montilla, the name of a town in southern Spain where the original wine was produced.

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