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TypeWhite - Fortified
ProducerValdespino (web)
VarietyPalomino Fino
DesignationManzanilla Deliciosa
AppellationManzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda
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Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 13 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by jibby on 9/10/2014 & rated 91 points: Picture a spring day in the oceanside breezy town of Sanlucar. Delicately floral aroma of chamomile, lemons, green apple skins. Superb limestone minerality. On the palate, extremely fresh and saline. Supremely dry, almost to the point of austerity, with a lingering bitterness. This is lighter but more pungent than Valdespino’s famous Inocente, and ultimately less complex, but still an amazing manzanilla. (622 views)
 Tasted by Marc on 9/1/2014 & rated 87 points: Glengarry Grand Tasting - Day 2; 9/1/2014-9/2/2014 (Glengarry Wines and Spirits, Victoria Park, Auckland, New Zealand): No flor character. Beautiful fruit, lively texture. Refined. (490 views)
 Tasted by kenito799 on 12/14/2013 & rated 90 points: Fresh and yeasty, long nutty finish, saline apple tang. Classic and excellent manzanilla. (947 views)
 Tasted by Zoomin Z on 9/25/2013 & rated 86 points: Sweet almond on the nose, oak, yeast and salt on the palate, medium-thin body, surprisingly long nutty finish, balanced acidity, food friendly. From half bottle. (1028 views)
 Tasted by DoubleMagnum on 4/5/2013 & rated 88 points: Light pale lemon color. Toasted almonds, grilled citrus, stony mineral nose. Supple, lively, bright palate. Alcohol in check. Tasty, savory drink. Went nicely with a Cecina Cemita, thanks to the the extra salt on the jerky. (1344 views)
 Tasted by winesteward on 7/10/2012 & rated 87 points: Rather light but very nutty and with a long finish. Very good but I prefer Inocente Fino or other Manzanillas. (1692 views)
 Tasted by MJHDC on 5/26/2012: I liked this as much as, or perhaps even more than, the Inocente, for its fresh, tangy and saline feel (accentuated by some picholine olives). Light and refreshing on a hot day. (1491 views)
 Tasted by brooklynguy on 11/23/2011: Very good wine, lighter in body and higher in tone than Inocente, which is entirely to be expected. Lemony flor character here, salty and brisk, and with real intensity and depth, but not weight. Delicious and one to come back to. (1859 views)
 Tasted by garambler on 11/13/2011 & rated 92 points: A friend brought this over on 11/13/11. It had a wonderful, fresh and smoky bouquet of toasted nuts, ocean air, green olive and mineral aromas. The palate was crisp, dry and delicious with flavors salt, toasted nuts, green olives and minerals. 91+ (1239 views)
 Tasted by peterkj on 3/3/2010 & rated 93 points: Bestyrelsesmøde, Sherrybodega.dk (Hos Kim): Farve: Lys grøn. Aroma: Grønne oliven, pære, æble, gær, støv. Smag: Halvfed, frisk, æblesyre, salt, grøn valnød. Eftersmag: Salt, træ. Superlækker sherry - en ægte klassiker (1566 views)
 Tasted by peterkj on 2/19/2010 & rated 91 points: Farve: Lys gul med grønligt skær. Aroma: Gær, støv, træ, klassisk manzanilla. Smag: Frisk, blød, rund, fyldig. Manzanilla når det er bedst - vi er La Gitana Pasada klassen (1149 views)
 Tasted by KeithAkers on 2/2/2010 & rated 89 points: Quality wines of Spain Imports (MK, Chicago IL): nose: aromatic and succulent nose of caramel, vanilla, cashews, and some bits of orange peels

taste: excellent lighter feel with roasted nuts, cashews, caramel and orange peels. well balanced tones and is nice and with a fatness on the palate

overalll: a quality sherry. A really good nose with a good feel on the palate that brings a really long finish (1809 views)

Professional 'Channels'
i-WineReview.com, Special Report: Sherry (12/1/2008)
(NV Valdespino Manzanilla Deliciosa Jerez) Subscribe to see review text.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, November 2004
(NV Valdespino Manzanilla 'Deliciosa') A good depth of colour for a Manzanilla. Nice nose, fresh and herby. Good rounded palate, with weight and an appealing rounded fleshiness, balanced by a fresh crisp acidity. Good flavour and some length. Good example of the style.  15.5 points
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Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

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