Monday, 14 December 2015
Manzanilla en rama Elías 15%, Elías González Guzmán
AppearancePale to mid strawy gold with some legs.
NoseLots of fresh crisp flor with briny, beach-like salinity and a touch of bread dough and a slight note of dampness. All the correct Manzanilla characteristics with reasonable intensity and a certain depth.
PalateNice and bitter with a decent acidity, both of which give it some length. Bright and very fresh with some intensity, the bitterness then rounds out leaving a clean briny finish. Good.
CommentsThis is Manzanilla Elías bottled en rama. I am presuming the strength is 15% as there is no mention of it on the label - which is therefore, er, illegal... Still, the wine is above board even if the presentation lacks some sparkle - and sorry about the photo...