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San León Manzanilla Wine Review

San León Manzanilla

San León Manzanilla

Sanlùcar de Barrameda, Jerez D.O., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: San León

Agent: Wineonline Marketing Company LTD

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A dry, attractive sherry with toasted almond and salty, briny notes. Pair with salted nuts and hard cheeses.

Manzanilla food pairings: roasted nuts, aged cheeses, tapas.

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This San León Manzanilla was reviewed on February 27, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pretty impressive Manzanilla, with loads of almond, almond flower, apple, rock salt, jamon and dried quince notes. 91 Points.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A good quality Manzanilla is a nice treat... If that's your style. Manzanillas are a certain type of sherry that are quite dry, someone fresh and salty, and usually come from a solera with an average age of 5 years. If closer to 7 years it is called a Manzanilla Pasada. Many other critics have noted the taste similarities in thos selection to a Pasada. It is possible the solera system producing this style might contain some older wine; contributing some more mature taste characteristics. Whether acknowledged by the producer or not with any labele terms, it still demonstrates the dedication of a good producer.
Delicate straw yellow. Moderate alcohol, as should be expected.
It has some lovely cider apple, mustard seed, and smoke notes.
Flavours are full and big. Apple, lemon, lemon rind, brine, and a ruminating almond finish.
Quite tasty. Snack on some ibirico (if you can afford it), almonds, and olives to really understand the pairings for which this wine was made.
San San León Manzanilla from the Sanlùcar De Barrameda in the Jerez wine regions is delicious with its briny, salty, oxidative flavours. Smokey on the palate Enjoy now with olives, roasted nuts, seafood tapas and cured ham. - Community Wine Reviews

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