9-Barbadillo-ArboledillaLevanteandPonienteManzanilla-Spain-NV
fortified wine

Barbadillo, Arboledilla Levante and Poniente, Manzanilla NV

RRP N/A UK

Most sherry is blended from butts housed in vast sherry cathedrals, the aim being to create a unified blend. These two bottles demonstrate the influence of (very) local climatic conditions on sherry’s evolution. Poniente comes from a barrel at the cooler, damper end of the cathedral, and as a result is more linear and tangy than the richer, nuttier Levante, which matured in a barrel and the hot, dry end of the cellar. The difference is subtle, but it’s there.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Fortified

Grape Varieties

Palomino

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2021

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Andalusia

Sub-region

Jerez-Xeres-Sherry DOC

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Solera rebels

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Natasha Hughes MW