Saturday, 23 February 2019

Manzanilla Pasada Solear en rama Saca Otoño 18 15%, Barbadillo

Attractive deep gold to amber colour with old gold reflections.
Forthcoming and quite full and deep with lots of yeasty humidity. The characteristic flor bitterness is more or less balanced with notes of cabezuela, toasted almond, esparto and slight traces of oxidation giving it a beautifully complex yet lively briny pasada character.
Good and dry with perfect acidity and a touch of bitterness, it is very clean and fresh and almost zippy then the older flavours, the cabezuela and oxidation come through making it richer and more serious with a saline twist in the tail. Super clean, tasty and long. Lovely.
This is the autumn release of this excellent Manzanilla. The grapes came, as usual, from the firm´s extensive vineyards of Gibalbin and Santa Lucia and from vines with over 30 years of age. The wine spent its first 6 years of crianza in the Solear solera until it was transferred to a further 550 butt, 2 criadera solera in the bodega El Potro for a further 2 years of ageing where it reaches the Manzanilla pasada stage before the saca was made from 15 selected butts, taking 100 litres from each. It was finally bottled unfiltered on the 3rd October 2018.
14.30 per half bottle, Licores Corredera

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