La Guita, Manzanilla, Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín Bodega, Sanlúcar de Barrameda DO, Spain, 15% abv, C$23

la guitaThis Sherry comes with a little string draped across the neck of the bottle – apparently signifying a guitar string and hence the name, La Guita.

It’s aged under a thick layer of flor (or yeast) near the coast at the Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín bodega in Sanlúcar de Barrameda which is located in Jerez looking out toward the Atlantic Ocean.

A medium lemon tone with uneven legs, the aromas are heavenly – sea salt, green olives, yeasty flor, and a little lemon and lime zest with toffee and honey.

The palate is completely dry with high alcohol and medium acidity.  Flavours include brine, more olive, yeast, citrus and salt water taffy.

Sherry is augmented by food.  Solera aged in 16,000 casks located in two different buildings, this Spanish beauty is WSET Very Good and went great with manchego cheese and honey, salami and herbed olives.

Next time you’re thinking about truly trying something new, get some of this or a Fino version, buy some olives, almonds and manchego and go for it!

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