Barbadillo Palomino Fino 2010
Decanter, 4 Stars.
New Age Imports, LLC
The Palomino grape in a dry and clean, unfortified version is necessarily gentle and approachable; its complexity is found in its dry and sweet versions of fortified Sherry. With its lemon and orange hints, red apple notes, dry stones and almond skins, and little hints of banana in the nose and mouth, this wine, served chilled and fresh, is very refreshing with with some seafood or shellfish. Drink now or soon.
Made of 100% Palomino Fina, Barbadillo Palomino is fermented in stainless steel with no aging to mute its freshness. It is very clean and bright, pale-yellow in color, and fresh, yet subtle on the palate with low acidity and modest alcohol (12%). The wine is best served well-chilled as an aperitif or with light fare.
About the Winery
Bodegas Barbadillo, the leading producer of Manzanilla and one of the top suppliers of Sherry wines in the world, was founded in 1821 in Sanlucar de Barrameda in Andalucia. The magnificent cellars overlook the Quadalquivir river and the Atlantic Ocean. Barbadillo's celebrated wines are the product of a perfect setting combined with the best of modern winemaking. Since its introduction, the Barbadillo Palomino with its exciting taste profile has become the number-one selling wine in Spain and an integral part of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle of the festive people of Spain.