Pale yellow, this light Manzanilla, or "Manzanilla Fina" style is laced with sea breeze scents. Bone dry, light and fresh, tangy, clean and crisp, with a hint of sea salt on the palate. Delicate and refreshingly acid. Serve between 7-9ºC. Treat it as you would a white wine. Keep in the refrigerator but consume within a few days for optimum freshness. A perfect dry aperitif, but also serve with fresh seafood, oysters and fish dishes.
Lustau Manzanilla 'Papirusa' Sherry Half Bottle
92 Points, -Robert ParkerGold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2011 "The usual thing to say about Papirusa Manzanilla is that it is hugely influenced by the sea, and this is certainly true. On the other hand, the same can be said for the wines of Porto, Bordeaux, Rias Baxias and the western end of the Loire. However, none of those wines has the brine of the sea spray that fills the nostrils when you inhale from the top of a glass of an exquisite Manzanilla. The nearby salty marshlands of the swampy river basin of the Guadalquivir River flowing south from Seville is the better candidate for saltiness. It combines with an ovoid silky mouth-feel and a lip-smacking dry, cutting finish. This complex, exhilarating wine could not be further from its image of creamy sweet cough mixture. Sherry's image was hijacked by cream sherry in the 1970s, and wine lovers need to steal it back." -The Sunday Business Post Magazine, February 24 2013.