Saturday, December 25, 2010

NV Manzanilla Sherry

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Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry, DOC Jerez

No doubt, sherry is absolutely unique. No doubt. Especially the Manzanillas of Sanlucar de Barrameda, one of those deliriously sexy things only the Spaniards can come up with. A natural pair with jamón ibérico, Manzanilla is a discovery for me. I've never really liked sherry, so I was eager to taste and see if this holy matrimony was going to change my mind.

Nope.

The prosciutto I bought was stunning, an absolutely delicious smoked Fiorucci. The wine was certainly interesting, pure and linear. Like straw. Very crisp, but with what seems like the characteristic moldy flavours of sherry. I've tried very hard, but I just can't enjoy these wines. Works well with the richness of the meat though. Someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

DF

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