|Agujetas with guitarist Manuel Fernandez "Parrilla" and Sherry - of course|
Wednesday, 30 December 2015
30.12.15 Barbadillo Launch Solear en Rama Winter 2015; Agujetas
The Solear en rama Saca de Invierno 2015 completes the four seasonal sacas for for the year. The oenologist, Montse Molina, says “This saca is splendid, radiant and luminous. On the nose it has a great variety of nuances of yeast, biological ageing, bodega, nuts, finesse and elegance. On the palate it is powerful yet charming with a long and persistent finish. It is one of the most expressive of all the sacas of this historic series.” The butts from which the selection is made are in the bodega El Potro and form part of the intermediate soleras between Solear and Amontillado Príncipe in other words the oldest butts of Manzanilla.
On Christmas Day Flamenco lost one of its greats: the “cantaor” or singer Manuel de los Santos Pastor “Agujetas”. Born in Rota in 1939, into a great Flamenco dynasty, he epitomised the “cante jondo” or deep song in the Jerez style, and was regarded as the “last Mohican” of it. His style was raw and unrestrained yet pure and left nobody unmoved. He will be sadly missed. DEP Agujetas.