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 (ə-mŏn′tl-ä′dō, ä-mōn′tē-ä′-)
n. pl. a·mon·til·la·dos
A pale dry sherry.

[Spanish : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + Montilla, a town of southern Spain.]


(Brewing) a medium dry Spanish sherry, not as pale in colour as a fino
[C19: from Spanish vino amontillado wine of Montilla, town in Spain]


(əˌmɒn tlˈɑ doʊ, -tiˈɑ-)

a pale, dry Spanish sherry.
[1815–25; < Sp, literally, done in the style of Montilla town in S Spain =a- ad- + Montill(a) + -ado -ate1]
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Noun1.amontillado - pale medium-dry sherry from SpainAmontillado - pale medium-dry sherry from Spain  
sherry - dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
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But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
I have my doubts," I replied; "and I was silly enough to pay the full Amontillado price without consulting you in the matter.
And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado.
We continued our route in search of the Amontillado.
She was observed to open her eyes very wide, and was heard, to the surprise and delight of all surrounding the couch, to ask why her ladyship's usual lunch of chicken-broth with a glass of Amontillado sherry was not placed on the table as usual.
Never can I say that my case is desperate while you can swallow your chicken-broth and sip your Amontillado sherry.
Between delectable servings of blinis Demidoff (buckwheat cakes with caviar and sour cream), caille en sarcophage (literally, "quail in a sarcophagus"), and other exquisite dishes, not to mention free-flowing Veuve Clicquot champagne and Amontillado sherry, a spirit of liberation, reconciliation and gratitude takes over.
The amontillado was exceptional, as was the accompanying food.
In my ramblings last week I suggested you should finish a bottle of amontillado sherry within seven days of opening; a couple of days later a friend asked me how long she could keep an opened bottle of wine.
Now, if these pale, dry palominos have still not convinced you that they can sit alongside a glass of albarino (the trendy white wine from Galicia), or a pinot grigio, why not try Berry Bros & Rudd Amontillado Medium Dry, pictured left, (PS13.
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This rich, dry white (amber colored) wine from Furmint grapes has a portion of grapes which have some botrytis co-fermented to dryness, and also uses some for yeast, giving the wine some fino or amontillado Sherry flavors.