In celebration of International Sherry Week…

Barbadillo Solear Manzanilla, Spain (£6 per half/£9.50 per full bottle widely available)
Punchy and pungent, lightly salty with a proving bread dough character and a persistent finish – make you crave nibbles… S-

Barbadillo Manzanilla Pasada En Rama ‘Pastora’, Spain (£13 Taurus Wines, The Solent Cellar, Roberts & Speight, Baythorne Hall, Harrogate Fine Wine Company,
Softer and more tender than the Solear, unwinds in the glass to show reveal delicate fruit flavours with a gentle floral edge and a yeasty pungency. S

Principe de Barbadillo Amontillado, Spain (£30, Roberts & Speight, Master of Malt, Taurus Wines, Connolly’s, Christopher Keiller, Farr Vintners,
Intense, complex and compelling, dried fruit, walnut and candied peel in abundance, plus a whiff of high class old furniture and a bone dry finish, heady but never overwhelming. G-

Barbadillo Pedro Ximénez La Cilla, Spain (£22 The Wine List Company, Roberts & Speight, Master of Malt, Bakers & Larners of Holt, The Dorset Wine Company, Thomas Panton Wine Merchants, Davy’s Wine Shop,,
On the lighter edge of PX, this is like distilled treacle toffee pepped up with notes of dried figs and raisins, with a ripe/crystallised orange freshness to maintain decorum. S(-)

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