The best sherry


Sherry from Equipo Navazos has featured a few times on this blog. Indeed this very wine appeared last December. Then I thought it ‘fresh with a saline tang’. Now it is still fresh but the salt has gone. More fino than manza. Very dry, a complex nose with hints of lemon and varnish – more appealing than it sounds. Lots of acidity, great length. Still ageing well with two bottles left. Stood up well to Lidl boquerones.

Bought from Darley Abbey Wines as a (£20 a bottle) bin end in November 2014, whilst on our way to Paris for a honeymoon. The advisory email arrived as we were travelling through France on Eurostar. These wines sell quickly I thought – and there aren’t many to start with – so I placed an order for six from the train. As it happens Darley still have six left. C’est la vie.

(Geoff – you have got to have some cojonas to place an order for sherry on the way to your honeymoon! I think Darley Abbey Wines should send Richard the other 6 FOC).


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