Fino 3 en rama de el Puerto – spring 2015 

Second of the 3 en rama of the evening is the fino en rama de el Puerto de Santamaria. (Not sure if this is the right order – although this is a seaside wine like the manzanilla, it is further away in km. In any event, here we go.)

Has a very similar colour – deep gold with that slight green tinge, maybe slightly more yellow. Has an even more expressive nose – again minerals but this one is more yeasty and has some creamy, almond like aromas.

On the palate there are more of those minerals – a salinity that is integrated at the outset but intense and zingy at the end. A nice yeasty mouthful with a little bit more nuttiness that the manzanilla. The salinity slightly overpowers the nuts and leaves you with a bitter almond (think biscotti) taste.

An even nicer bottle and right up my street.


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