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.
i did not realize when i ordered this that it was SHERRY and not a white wine (duh!). Nevertheless, it was delightful, especially with Spanish tapas such as manchego cheese and serrano ham. Will order again.
I could not believe how great this wines tastes!
Was sour and tasted like herbal medicine, however the after taste was interesting... really disappointed at this wine
alcohol content overwhelms the flavor
I would not buy this wine again. I thought it tasted more like cold medicine than anything else.
The ST rating of 97, and the others' glowing reviews are confusing me, as the manzanilla I had, tasted of nothing more than spicy seawater. I know that the briney taste is characteristic of manzanilla, but there were absolutely no other flavors present.
Mouth coating and delicious. Not for every day, but a big hit with the right group.
very special - manzanilla is bone-dry though, so don't be surprised! and remember to drink it all once opened - once exposed to oxygen it will quickly lose its special qualities.
Despite the negative reviews already attributed to this sherry, some dissapointingly calling it 'mediciny' tasting, Manzanilla is what is affectionately referred to in Spain as 'Gypsy Wine' because the 'Gitanos' or Spanish Gypsy people there seem to love it so. Being Gitano myself (La Gitana means 'the Gypsy Girl') I, of course, found it delightful and a pleasure to sip! Just the thing for loosening up the vocal chords in the wee small hours of morning to help one sing a sad saeta or spirited 'cante chico' flamenco song! If you're not Gypsy you won't understand the taste but you can try! To us it's delicious and, thank goodness, very DRY. Buy it and impress your friends with your insight into the Gypsy duende of the Sacromonte-La Chana regions of Granada!"
This is a fino, very, very dry. A little heavy on the high fraction alcohol and not as strongly nutty as I would have liked. It's a great aperitif.
Sorry people, but this is not wine: it's Sherry and of a special type, Manzanilla. It is a fino (very dry) style grown near the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Sherry is fortified wine. Unlike its kissing cousin, Port - brandy/ high proof alcohol is added after fermentation, not during. Thus Sherry is much drier. As to this particular Manzanilla, it is more than can be expected at this price. I can taste fruit and sea air- the latter reminiscent of the current fad of "fleur du sel" bon-bons. The salt strengthens or intensifies the flavour. Please reviewers, don't w[h]ine, complain or downgrade a product because your lack of knowledge. No, it's not sweet, like a port. No, the faint salt is not a mistake. it's not a "Sticky, not a Port, not a Tokaji, Ice or Sauterne. It is what it is: a good example of its kind.
There is no review from the IWC online of this. I didn't think wine.com would do this. You have to require a taste for this wine, in my opinion. It's something different.
Recently I had a rather embarrasing experience when I sent this as a gift. The recipient was flattered that I had sent them the gift but was unfortunately underwhelmed by the content. He stated that the wine had a decidedly "unusual flavor" and a surprisingly high alcohol content, be aware of that if you're going to purchase this.
Perhaps I did not have the right expectations, but this is definitely suited to specific tastes. It didn't taste like wine to me, nor did it taste like medicine (as others describe it). I found it to have a very overpowering earthiness and nuttiness to it. The best way I can describe it is it tasted like someone let walnuts and a few pieces of tree bark ferment in a bottle of unfiltered lake water. The aftertaste is powerful, and the nuttiness really comes to the palate. Only buy if you know this is what you want.