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Half bottle of Solear Manzanilla, Barbadillo

Sherry from Spain
This crisp and tangy manzanilla sherry comes from one of the top names in the coastal town of Sanlucar. A delicious example of the style, with plenty of yeasty character and lovely balance.
Price: £5.95 Half Bottle
Price: £71.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: SH1192

Wine characteristics

  • Sherry
  • Bone dry
  • 15% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • 37.5cl (Half bottle)
  • Screwcap

100 AWEsome Wines

My go-to bracingManzanilla, always reliable, tangy, appetising and great value. I also love thehalf-bottle format. Just ideal for apero.

- Anne Krebiehl

Manchester Evening News

Made in Sanlucar deBarrameda, where the proximity to the coast helps keep the bodegas cool enoughto maintain the flor yeast cap which covers the liquid surface of sherry casks.Solear is kept in the barrel ...
Made in Sanlucar deBarrameda, where the proximity to the coast helps keep the bodegas cool enoughto maintain the flor yeast cap which covers the liquid surface of sherry casks.Solear is kept in the barrel to mature for six years during which time thepalate gradually fattens out under the flor. Tasting from 'en rama' from aSolear butt in progress revealed how the fruit becomes riper and fuller. Soleardoes however maintain a delicacy and freshness compared to Fino from Jerezwhich makes is perfect for sipping in the sun. The bready aromas are pungentand there is a hint of ... iodine notes ...  
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Andy Cronshaw

The Guardian

Dry, refreshing andtangy. A great way to kick off a meal.

- Fiona Beckett

Yorkshire Post

This zingy tangytastebud-refreshing wine is the lightest and driest style of sherry, and at 15%is no stronger than some wines. It is the perfect partner for salted nuts,slivers of ham and olives. Drink...
This zingy tangytastebud-refreshing wine is the lightest and driest style of sherry, and at 15%is no stronger than some wines. It is the perfect partner for salted nuts,slivers of ham and olives. Drink within a week of opening for the freshestflavours.
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- Christine Austin

wineanorak.com

This is such abargain. Salty, tangy and yeasty this has nice bright fresh apple and citrusfruity notes, in an elegant, bright style. Nice purity.

91/100 Jamie Goode

The view from my table

Nothing verysurprising about a manzanilla, perhaps, but tasting it after 60-odd wines, Iwas struck anew by it’s wonderful freshness and character. Wonderful,refreshing saline character so typical of ...
Nothing verysurprising about a manzanilla, perhaps, but tasting it after 60-odd wines, Iwas struck anew by it’s wonderful freshness and character. Wonderful,refreshing saline character so typical of Sanlucar; yeasty, tangy. Solear is myfavourite manzanilla (and as ever a steal, too.)
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- Andy Neather

Manchester Evening News

This is taken from aselection of Barbadillo bodegas in Sanlucar from casks where the wine has beenageing for about six years. So while it's a fresh Manzanilla, it's alsodeveloped too.Bread and...
This is taken from aselection of Barbadillo bodegas in Sanlucar from casks where the wine has beenageing for about six years. So while it's a fresh Manzanilla, it's alsodeveloped too.Bread and saline notes on the nose with a suggestion of iodine and the palateshows plenty of fruit with apple, chamomile and lime acidity. Superb withclams.
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- Andy Cronshaw

Sunday Express

Another bargain, thismanzanilla is salty, tangy and yeasty with bright fresh apple and citrus fruitflavours. It's an elegant, bright sherry with attractive purity.

- Jamie Goode

JancisRobinson.com

Pale honey colour.Pungent nose. Smoky and like a whiff of treacle toffee. Clean as a whistle butperhaps not ethereal. Good value.

16/20

Olive

This pocket-friendlyhalf bottle of manzanilla has a cheek-puckering dryness that’s rounded off byfloral apricot and subtle green apple.

- Hannah Guinness

JancisRobinson.com

Manzanilla and Finoare the pale, dry, light sherries that make great appetite stimulants — usefulover the festive season. Pale honey colour. Pungent nose. Smoky with a whiff oftreacle toffee. Very...
Manzanilla and Finoare the pale, dry, light sherries that make great appetite stimulants — usefulover the festive season. Pale honey colour. Pungent nose. Smoky with a whiff oftreacle toffee. Very fresh and clean as a whistle.
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- Jancis Robinson

The Sunday Times

So good, yet socheap: have it in the fridge at all times. A lovely dry aperitif with asatisfying salty, nutty tang. Serve blisteringly cold with olives.

- Will Lyons

The Spectator

Another manzanilla(like a fino but from the seaside town of Sanlucar) but in a much lighter style[than En Rama style].It’s simple refreshing stuff. Drink it very cold on asummer’s day, ...
Another manzanilla(like a fino but from the seaside town of Sanlucar) but in a much lighter style[than En Rama style].It’s simple refreshing stuff. Drink it very cold on asummer’s day,  then fall asleep in a deck chair.
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- Jonathan Ray

Scottish Field

High-acid soups likegazpacho need a high-acid wine like a Manzanilla or Fino sherry for balance.Fino and Manzanilla are the two driest types of sherry and are both made fromthe Palomino white grape, with...
High-acid soups likegazpacho need a high-acid wine like a Manzanilla or Fino sherry for balance.Fino and Manzanilla are the two driest types of sherry and are both made fromthe Palomino white grape, with Fino produced in the town of Jerez itself andManzanilla in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, which is closer to the sea. Manzanillasherries have a slight salty tang mixed in with their fresh green apple andlemon flavours, which I think works especially well with gazpacho soup andother tomato-based sauces. Barbadillo’s Solear is a reliable brand and is agedfor six years before going on sale; it’s also marketed as an ideal match forfish and chips.
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- Peter Ranscombe

Country Life

<span style='font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;...
<span style='font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'><font color="#000000">If you prefer aslightly more full-bodied style [of manzanilla], go for Barbadillo's Solear. - </font></span>
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Harry Eyres

Liverpool Echo

This pale lemonmanzanilla is from the coastal village of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. It's citrussy,salty, zingy, and yeasty. Its fresh notes are mouth-watering and even moredelicious with a glisten of ...
This pale lemonmanzanilla is from the coastal village of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. It's citrussy,salty, zingy, and yeasty. Its fresh notes are mouth-watering and even moredelicious with a glisten of olives, artichokes and a twist of Iberico ham justbefore dinner (or just because you can).
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- Jane Clare

The Sunday Times

I’m scratching my head in puzzlement as to why prices for dry sherry haven’t risen significantly. This manzanilla is a lovely aperitif with a bowl of olives or almonds. Serve direct from the...
I’m scratching my head in puzzlement as to why prices for dry sherry haven’t risen significantly. This manzanilla is a lovely aperitif with a bowl of olives or almonds. Serve direct from the fridge and savour its tangy richness. -
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Will Lyons

The Scotsman

Phenomenal value for a six-year-old wine. Pale saline, subtle camomile with yeast notes - smooth and tangy, bone dry palate with no over-riding acidity. Delicious match with olives or smoked salmon.

- Rose Murray Brown

Sunday Telegraph

A long-time favourite, with lemon peel, green melon and soft, freshly baked white bread all mingling together, in a neat little half-bottle. For such a great wine it’s very good value. -

Susy Atkins

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