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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.]
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(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]
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(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.
We continued our route in search of the Amontillado. We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame.
"Proceed," I said; "herein is the Amontillado. As for Luchesi--"
"The Amontillado!" ejaculated my friend, not yet recovered from his astonishment.
he!--yes, the Amontillado. But is it not getting late?
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.
Because they were paired with sherry, be it fino, amontillado, oloroso, palo cortado.
Because they were paired with amontillado, oloroso, palo cortado.
Strawberry gazpacho INGREDIENTS SERVES 6 300g vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped 700g ripe strawberries 1 roasted red pepper, sliced 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 75ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Olive oil, for frying 2 slices sourdough, diced Basil leaves and edible flowers, to garnish To serve: Cold sherry, preferably amontillado or palo cortado DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil, sourdough and garnishes and leave to infuse overnight.
The usual pre-dinner nibbles were accompanied by my better half's favourite aperitif of the moment, the BODEGA DELGADO ZULETA MEDIUM BLEND AMONTILLADO (PS10.95, Ultracomida, Aberystwyth and Narberth and Curado Bar, Cardiff).