Eat some anchovies and enjoy this!!!!! Nice indeed — 6 days ago
Medium lemon color with medium+ aromas of dried fruits, green olives, bread dough, nuts and citrus notes. On the palate this dry Sherry shows flavors of dried apricots, almonds, black currant leaf and citrus zest. Long finish ending with briny, salty character. Very good, drink now no bottle aging benefit. Tasting Sample. — 2 months ago
Sanlúcar de Barrameda was the port that Christopher Columbus set off from in 1492. Just 1 year earlier, duties on wine exports from Sanlúcar had been abolished to take advantage of English merchants desperate for new supply after the loss of Bordeaux.
It began a centuries-long romance between Sherry and English wine lovers, as immortalized in Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 2, when Falstaff glorifies sturdy Spanish 'sack' over thin Bordeaux 'claret' and Rhine 'hock'.
But the honeymoon, quite literally, was not to last. Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon drove a wedge between England and Catholic Europe, and left English wine lovers in need of a new source once again. But Sherry fanatics wouldn't have to go entirely without. When Sir Francis Drake sailed into Cádiz and burned the Spanish fleet in 1587, he carried away 2,900 butts of Sherry - enough to supply London for years - as his most famous prize.
(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured) — 3 months ago
Delicious fino — 18 days ago
Unfortified sherry deliciousness. Apple cider/skin, olive brine, saline, almonds. Near perfection. — a month ago
Perfect wine to have around — 2 months ago
Almonds, sea spray, and olive brine. Delicious. — 4 months ago
La Riva - “ Miraflores Baja “ — 25 days ago
2018 saline deliciousness — 3 months ago