#32 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
The standard of type and leader both in Spain and abroad. Manzanilla is the rarest of all authentic sherries, being uniquely site-specific in origin. Matured beneath a constant veil of yeast (called flor) as only occurs in beachfront and protected cliffside bodegas of sanlucar, giving Manzanilla a dry, haunting delicacy analogous to fine Champagne.
okay so i dont know much about sherry....but... as a wine lover...I couldn't drink it. So different tasting from wine. Hate to admit it but poured it down the drain. I guess it must be an acquired taste
This reminds me of one of the first bottles of wine I ever opened (30 years ago), didn't drink it all, and let it sit in a warm cupboard for a month. Then try to drink it.. of course it had turned sour. This is what this Manzanilla tastes like. UGH. And I bought 4 bottles on wine.com recommendations!
This is an amazing wine to serve as a starter/apertif with roasted almonds, smokey dry meats, olives. Remember to serve it in a sherry glass! ...Proper porportion makes a difference in the experience of this fine wine.