La Guita 2009

A rare opportunity to get a crack at an older manzanilla. Not sure if it was en rama or not – no marking on the bottle. 

First tasting it seemed a gem – fresh despite the salinity and slightly oxidized in a harmonious way. In fact the most notable thing about it was how integrated it was – La Guita off the shelf can sometimes be just too salty and thin for my taste, whereas this was more rounded.

Coming back to it a day later it had staled a little – didn’t enjoy being open – but to be fair it was only a half bottle so there was no need to come at it in two attempts. All in all an interesting experiment in bottle ageing. 

 

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