a pale, dry Spanish sherry.
Contemporary Examples

Palo Cortado tastes like a lovechild born from amontillado and Oloroso.
Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades Jordan Salcito June 14, 2014

Historical Examples

amontillado, a-mon-til-y′do, n. a dry or little sweet kind of sherry of a light colour and body.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

What a crowning pleasure would a glass of sherry—that amontillado of yours—be in such a spot.
Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever

A little glass of amontillado with the oysters, said the baron, just to flavor them!
The Woman Gives Owen Johnson

amontillado (a very nutty wine) is frequently added to sherries deficient in flavour.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

The amontillado is of a straw colour only, more or less shaded according to the age it possesses.
Notes and Queries, Number 238, May 20, 1854 Various

Never can I say that my case is desperate while you can swallow your chicken-broth and sip your amontillado sherry.
A Rogue’s Life Wilkie Collins

amontillado, a dry kind of sherry wine of a light colour, highly esteemed.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

To these we might add brittle chips of Greek Casere with nips of amontillado, for an eloquent appetizer.
The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown

No, not the amontillado, the Chteau Margaux, please; one can’t drink hot dry wines such a night as this.
Cecil Castlemaine’s Gage, Lady Marabout’s Troubles, and Other Stories Ouida

a medium dry Spanish sherry, not as pale in colour as a fino

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.


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