Almaraz Blanco is a delicious new arrival from Rioja and Bodegas del Medievo. A light, fresh, un-oaked white Rioja showing the typical pear and apple aromas. Flavours of pears and peaches coupled with a citrus uplift from Sauvignon Blanc in the blend. A really refreshing and lightly rounded white Rioja; great value.
Intense dark cherry red; very clean and bright, with a lively ruby-red rim. The nose uncovers intense notes of wild berries and ripe fruit enveloping a rich balsamic core of sweet spices, cocoa, liquorice and mild herb scents. Impressively strong in the mouth, with nerve, a delicate acidity and good balance. Soft, tamed, round tannins give this wine the...
Medium dry, a smooth and subtle blend of old and young wine. A sherry of great character and finesse. Traditional-styled, Amontillado off-dry sherry with layers of intriguing nutty and mocha flavours. Barbadillo Blend of Amontillado Sherry Review by John (aka @winebyJR)
Pale yellow with green notes, this bone dry sherry offers bready aromas of yeast, and a touch of salt. Smooth and balanced on the palate, with flavours of almonds, toasted brioche and a pleasant finish with a salty tang. Barbadillo Manzanilla Sherry Review by John (aka @winebyJR)
Nose: intense, with some sharp briney notes and piercing, almost acetatic green apple notes. Punchy yeast as well, including a hint of bitterness, but also mellow notes like hay and butter. Mouth: a really smooth entry, but with a lot of complexity, gradually growing wider, with more intense saline and savoury notes. Touches of herbal...