Thursday, 18 July 2013

Manzanilla Las Medallas de Argueso 15%

Very pale straw with golden hints, light legs.
Flor with the slightest traces of camomile and apple, very fresh with a hint of sea air, light, then a slightly savoury character kicks in, which with the slight salty tang makes you crave some ham and some olives! Fairly serious but attractive.
Light but tasty, lots of flor, a trace of quince,and that savoury hint mean it must be a really good wine which has been filtered, but not within an inch of its life. Low acid with a gentle bitterness on the finish, impeccably clean and well balanced.
Very good Manzanilla. This wine has spent 5 years in the solera system and it shows. This is one of four Manzanillas produced by Argueso, and they are all good, only they don't - as far as I know - sell any "en rama". That's a pity, because it would be very good if the filtered wines are anything to go by.
£5.50 per half bottle from Henri, Edinburgh.  UK - can be obtained from Bibendum

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