Las Medallas 

  
This is a standard manzanilla by Argueso acquired yesterday in a local supermarket for the princely sum of €3.99 and enjoyed as an aperitif in the evening mediterranean sunshine.

When I tasted this in Taberna Palo Cortado a couple of weeks ago I noticed how meaty and full bodied it was for a manzanilla and it certainly is. So much so I find you have to serve this quite a bit colder than my standard 10-12 degrees to get the best out of it – this one was probably 6 degrees.

It is, in short, a bit of a brute compared to the delicate, floral manzanilla wines you may be used to. Salty and meaty, but nevertheless it has some nice bready flavours – maybe a suggestion of unsalted macadamia nut. 

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