Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Manzanilla Barbiana en rama 15%, Delgado Zuleta

Bright mid brassy gold, light legs.
Lightish and quite elegantly balanced between the damp and dry flor aromas, dough and brine with traces of bitter almond behind. It doesn't jump out of the glass, it's more reined-in but slowly grows saltier and more maritime.
Plenty of flor at the start and a reasonable acidity to carry it through, then it rounds off with a doughy salted almondy character and a long clean finish.
This is the minimally filtered version of Manzanilla Barbiana, a brand of Bodegas Rodriguez La Cave until they merged with Delgado Zuleta. The grapes come from the Pagos of Miraflores and Balbaina and the soleras are those of Rodriguez La Cave. It is presented in a clear glass bottle and sealed with a 4cm Diam cork.
14,50 Euros

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