Published on August 5th, 2016 | by Ruben0
Manzanilla Muyfina (Barbadillo)
It is a low-end Manzanilla that is sold in several supermarkets, like Aldi in the UK (albeit with Pedro Rodriguez e Hijos on the label).
Just a note of caution. Although I’m always keen to try bottle-aged sherry, these young and delicate Manzanillas are not suitable. The (other) bottle of Muyfina that I bought in Belgium was definitely past its prime (rough, dusty, bitter) and there’s no bottling code on the label to warn you.
Muyfina Manzanilla (15%, Barbadillo)
Nose: light and clean, with apples, grassy notes and hints of rosemary. White bread and some dried yellow flowers. Basic, common aromas in a fairly lightweight package.
Mouth: similar thoughts. It’s young, giving you hints of a regular (fruity / acidic) white table wine. Yet there are some savoury flor notes, nutty touches and a very soft salty edge. Fairly short finish.
Availability: pretty good. As low as € 3 in Spain, closer to € 6 in other countries.
Summary: Uncomplicated Manzanilla, rather light and thin like the name suggests but at the same time it lacks a bit of finesse. Not my favourite style of Manzanilla (I'll stick to their Solear) but it pairs well with food.