Wine Advocate 88 points – The NV Solear Manzanilla is 100% Palomino from the Gibalbin and Santa Lucia vineyards grown on albariza soils, and averaging seven years aging under a veil of flor. The perfumed nose is dominated by roasted almonds, dry flowers (chamomile), bread dough and a whiff of sea breeze. The medium-bodied palate is crisp and penetrating, with a long finish. A subtle Manzanilla, ideal for tapas and sushi. Drink 2013-2014..August/2013
Variety: 100% Palomino Fino. Appearance: Clear pale lemon. Nose: Clean delicate aromas of chamomile, almonds, and bread dough. Palate: Subtle salinity, dry with a smooth and harmonious finish. Food Pairing Suggestion: Jamon Iberico, artichokes, asparagus, olives, cold and hot soups, salads, fried fish, seafood, shellfish, and anchovies. Serving Temperature: 6º to 8º (43º to 46º). Best to consume within one year of bottling and one week after opening.
Manzanilla Solear has one of the longest aging periods available on the market. It’s years under the velo de flor (a particular film of yeast) afford this sherry a range of incredible characteristics. Backed by six generations of the Barbadillo family, Solear is a Manzanilla with elegance, finesse, and great character. ”Solear epitomizes Sanlucar de Barrameda’s unique combination of coastal sea breeze and wine-making tradition. Aged for six years in our centuries-old casks Solear Manzanilla’s beautiful and delicate characteristics have led Wine Spectator Magazine to recognize it as the best Manzanilla in the world.”