fortified wine

Barbadillo, Arboledilla Levante and Poniente, Manzanilla NV

RRP N/A UK per bottle
9-Barbadillo-ArboledillaLevanteandPonienteManzanilla-Spain-NV
93
Tasted on
01/02/2019
Tasted by
Natasha Hughes MW
Tasted in
London

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.

Drinking Window
2019 - 2021
Colour
White
Wine Style
Fortified
Alcohol
15%
Country
Spain
Region
Andalusia
Sub-region
Jerez-Xeres-Sherry DOC
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Palomino