Manzanilla En Rama La Gitana, Hidalgo N.V.
As is often the case in sherry, Hidalgo’s Manzanilla En Rama La Gitana offers some of the best value to be found anywhere in the wine world. The 2020 release has an open and expansive nose with fresh almonds, preserved lemons, and freshly baked bread on the nose. The palate has the great tang that you would expect from a Manzanilla, saline and briney, bone dry and stuffed full of waxy citrus. The En Rama style adds texture and weight, bolstering the umami, savoury character through to a long, moreish finish. Perfect to drink over the summer months.
|Score: 17.5||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2018|
La Gitana is already a world-famous wine – I am sure that I don’t need to tell you this, but it doesn’t stop me banging the Manzanilla drum as often and as loud as I can. This benchmark Manzanilla is a white-knuckle ride of bitingly fresh citrus fruit with a faint salty tang. This ultra-dry sherry is water white in colour and rapier-sharp in flavour. It is the ultimate aperitif as well as being the expert match to all manner of tapas. Make sure you keep a bottle in your fridge door every single day of the year – you never know when a quick glass might be needed to calm your nerves. In these testing times, I imagine that you might have a small glass every day! Cheers.
| ||Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2020|
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