This is the 2018 bottling of the Valdespino single vineyard Manzanilla Deliciosa En Rama. It’s from six casks of the Manzanilla Deliciosa Solera, which comes from the Pago de Miraflores vineyard in Sanlucar de Barrameda, and it is bottled ‘en rama’ straight from the cask.
Unusually for a sherry producer, Valdespino own 750 hectares of their own vineyards, and are one of the few to make single-vineyard sherries. This Manzanilla Deliciosa Solera is found in 16th Century Bodega Misericordia in the Barrio Alto of Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Valdespino Manzanilla Deliciosa En Rama 2018 bottling
This is rich, concentrated and powerful with very intense, salty, tangy, bready aromas and a zippy, detailed palate with a vivid salty quality. There’s a lovely weight in the mouth with lots of rich, spicy flavours, fine herbs and some notes of old casks. This is really compelling, in a bold, intense, rich style. 93/100
UK agent: Liberty Wine