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Hidalgo Pastrana Manzanilla Pasada

Sherry from Spain
A Gold-medal winner at the 2020 International Wine Challenge, this is the best example of this style of sherry we have tasted, and a great bargain. It comes from the fine Pastrana vineyard in the Miraflores region, which has long produced the finest wines in the Hidalgo cellars. As fine, nutty manzanilla with the strength of character to stand up to all manner of dishes. Try with red-fleshed tuna, or a shellfish stew.
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Code: SH341

Wine characteristics

  • Sherry
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • 15% Alcohol
  • Within one year of purchase
  • Cork, natural

Hidalgo

Bodegas Hidalgo is one of the few remaining family-run businesses based in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, having been founded in 1792. It specialises in single-solera and single-vineyard bottlings, and crafts excellent manzanilla (the dry, flor-influenced style of sherry that can only be produced and aged in the coastal town of Sanlúcar).

Hidalgo is one of the few bodegas to craft a pasada style, which is essentially an aged manzanilla, of around seven years old, where the veil of flor (which protects the wine against oxidation) has faded, resulting in a manzanilla with a deeper colour and mature flavours.

The Wine Gang

90/100 A single vineyard Sherry with the typically salty tang of a Manzanilla, but also lots of nuttiness and a touch of clove and orange peel. On the palate it is searingly dry, with those walnut husk...
90/100 A single vineyard Sherry with the typically salty tang of a Manzanilla, but also lots of nuttiness and a touch of clove and orange peel. On the palate it is searingly dry, with those walnut husk tones and a pithy lemon and that salty lick of briney seas. Fabulous value. Drink with olives, salted almonds or gazpacho.
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The Mail on Sunday

<B>Olly Smith:</B> Powerful, very dry and irresistibly tangy

Financial Times

Most unusual sherry from a single vineyard. Toasted, reminds me of that Japanese tea made of toasted rice. This would match so many foods - ham, cheese, nuts, broths, noodles - so happily.

- jancisrobinson.com

Decanter

A single vineyard wine with lovely balance;lively, all wet earth. Pure and compelling. - <span style=";"><i><font color="#000000"></font></i></span>

Margaret Rand

Hampstead & Highgate Express

Stylish … at anunbeatable

- Liz Sagues

Decanter

Still a hint of flor,giving yeasty delicacy in the mouth, Lifted and fresh, with crisp apples,salted caramel and a refreshingly long finish with a lick of salt.

- Panel Tasting

The Observer

Nobody ever made anyfriends by being too strict in their interpretation of wine and food matchingrules, and there are in any case plenty of combinations that prove that theopposite of the 'grows...
Nobody ever made anyfriends by being too strict in their interpretation of wine and food matchingrules, and there are in any case plenty of combinations that prove that theopposite of the 'grows together' idea. It would be hard, for example,to think of two regions further apart – geographically and culturally – thanJapan and Andalusia. And yet, the salty iodine tang and savoury mealy depths ofgood bone-dry Manzanilla sherry could have been designed to pick out those samequalities in miso. Bodegas Hidalgo makes some of the best: whether the widely availableLa Gitana brand, or in this deeper, saltier single-vineyard bottle.
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- David Williams

The Mail on Sunday

Rich, savoury, awinner with salted almonds.

- Olly Smith

Decanter

...fantastically complex, it's full of smoky roasted almonds and hazelnuts, plus alovely hit of acidity.

- Weekday Wines

Associated Press

...shares the samesaltiness [as standard Manzanilla] but with deep savoury, fruity, toastynuances and a nice nuttiness adding to its saline charm.

- Sam Wylie

Decanter

Gold medal: Yeastyand rich, with strong aromatics of summer flowers, fig, leather, nuts andorange peel. Appetising, concentrated, intense, with a pungent palate of sweethay and plenty of lingering...
Gold medal: Yeastyand rich, with strong aromatics of summer flowers, fig, leather, nuts andorange peel. Appetising, concentrated, intense, with a pungent palate of sweethay and plenty of lingering freshness, this is superbly long, and very much aSherry that should be enjoyed with food. A serious manzanilla.
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- World Wine Awards

Hampstead & Highgate Express

Age has given it arounder character and savoury depth, yet it is still bone dry and so versatilealone or with food. Again there are lots of stockists, but the Wine Society'sprice of £10.50 is...
Age has given it arounder character and savoury depth, yet it is still bone dry and so versatilealone or with food. Again there are lots of stockists, but the Wine Society'sprice of £10.50 is hard to beat.
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- Liz Sagues

The Mail on Sunday

Amazing Manzanilla.Intense, thanks to barrel maturation, this prime Manzanilla is gorgeous servedchilled with shellfish.

- Olly Smith

The Daily Telegraph

Manzanilla is thefinest of all sherries but when it’s aged, like this one, it grows richer andpunchier, more iodine than sea air and more sourdough crust than fresh breaddough.

- Victoria Moore

Daily Mail

I've given this a rare 20/20, a score gained by only two or three wines each year. It's the best affordable dry Sherry in the world.

- Matthew Jukes

Decanter

Gold, Decanter World Wine Awards: Reticent, elegant and yet lively, showing tones of mushroom, golden apple and sea salt on the nose. In the mouth it's long and composed. In the mouth it's...
Gold, Decanter World Wine Awards: Reticent, elegant and yet lively, showing tones of mushroom, golden apple and sea salt on the nose. In the mouth it's long and composed. In the mouth it's long and composed, with chalky flavours, bright citrus, almonds and a long finish. Not a blockbuster style but unique, complex and refined.
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The Mail on Sunday

… best served fromthe fridge with light bites that have a salty twist – olives, seafood or jamónibérico.

- Olly Smith

The Oldie

A mouthful of a nameand an even bigger mouthful of a Sherry. Savoury and nutty, with hints of greenapple and orange zest, it is a fine match not just for cured aristocratic pig,but also for shellfish,...
A mouthful of a nameand an even bigger mouthful of a Sherry. Savoury and nutty, with hints of greenapple and orange zest, it is a fine match not just for cured aristocratic pig,but also for shellfish, olives, salted almonds; even fish and chips, if you goeasy on the vinegar. The Wine Society sells it for £10.95; Waitrose &amp;Majestic for £12.99. That, to me, represents stunning value for one of theworld's great wines; in any case perhaps it is time to replace that stale oldbottle of Sherry that has languished on the sideboard for years with somethingaltogether more youthful and festive. On 25th December I shall arrange somethin slices of jamón Ibérico on a plate (making sure they warm up to room temperature) andserve them with Hidalgo's excellent manzanilla. I cannot imagine a finer startto Christmas lunch.
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- Bill Knott

Daily Mail

I have said thisbefore and I will say it again – this is the best value 20/20 wine I have evertasted.  I only hand out a few 20s each year in my notes and PasadaPastrana with its pinpoint...
I have said thisbefore and I will say it again – this is the best value 20/20 wine I have evertasted.  I only hand out a few 20s each year in my notes and PasadaPastrana with its pinpoint accurate nose and flavour is a truly celestial starwine.  Manzanilla at its apogee – you must taste this epic dry Sherry.
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- Matthew Jukes

The Daily Mail

The big brother of LaGitana, this comes from a single vineyard and is aged for longer than it'ssibling. A manzanilla to delight the palate, it is an absolute snip at thisprice.

- Matthew Jukes

The Field

Keep a bottle in thefridge for instant revivification.

- Jonathan Ray

The Scotsman

Star buy: ThisManzanilla has more texture [than others tasted] and is richer, fuller, with ahint of sourdough and nuts. This appealing Manzanilla comes from the Pastranavineyard in Miraflores region -...
Star buy: ThisManzanilla has more texture [than others tasted] and is richer, fuller, with ahint of sourdough and nuts. This appealing Manzanilla comes from the Pastranavineyard in Miraflores region - serve this instead of white wine alongside richshellfish.
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- Rose Murray Brown

The Mail on Sunday

Extra concentratedflavours - the best bet to chill and pair with more savoury nibbles.

- Olly Smith

Daily Mail

This comes from asingle vineyard. It’s for more elite palates and is a snip ... believe me.

- Matthew Jukes

The Independent

Sourced from a singlevineyard this light, dry sherry has turned some non-believers into dedicatedfans. And it’s not hard to see why. There’s that usual hint of almond likenuttiness helped...
Sourced from a singlevineyard this light, dry sherry has turned some non-believers into dedicatedfans. And it’s not hard to see why. There’s that usual hint of almond likenuttiness helped along with a twist of citrus and a welcome salty tang thatmake this a superb aperitif. And at that price it’s almost a steal.
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- John Clarke

The Sunday Times

One of the best ofits class from a single vineyard, this refreshing manzanilla has a lightcoppery blush and a delicate, yeasty, nutty character. With a lingering finish,this is a must for cold meats or...
One of the best ofits class from a single vineyard, this refreshing manzanilla has a lightcoppery blush and a delicate, yeasty, nutty character. With a lingering finish,this is a must for cold meats or olives.
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- Will Lyons

Sunday Express

Here’s a sherry froma single vineyard, which is unusual. It’s aromatic with bread, nuts and a bitof honey, and it tastes concentrated and bold with lots of textural richness.There are tangy,...
Here’s a sherry froma single vineyard, which is unusual. It’s aromatic with bread, nuts and a bitof honey, and it tastes concentrated and bold with lots of textural richness.There are tangy, salty flavours but also some depth, as well as a lemony brightnesson the finish.
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- Jamie Goode

JancisRobinson.com

Manzanilla istypically aged for around five years, bottled well before the protective flordies off, keeping it super-fresh. A Manzanilla Pasada is matured for longer, inthis case for 12 years. General...
Manzanilla istypically aged for around five years, bottled well before the protective flordies off, keeping it super-fresh. A Manzanilla Pasada is matured for longer, inthis case for 12 years. General manager Fermín Hidalgo described it to merecently as the 'Gran Reserva of Manzanilla'. It's still maturing as the florstarts to fade and the merest hint of oxidation sets in.The result is Manzanilla-plus-plus. It's slightly deeper in colour than regularManzanilla, but still pale, fresh and elegant, a perfect aperitif. The furtheryears of development and tiny hint of oxidation add a cavernous depth offlavour; salty, savoury, nutty, complex and umami-ish – perfect for both summerand winter moods. The flavours take an age to fade from the palate too.
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- Emily Percival

Decanter

A single-vineyardmanzanilla matured for 12 years and bottled en rama (only very lightlyfiltered), giving immense concentration and complexity of flavour balanced bymouthwatering acidity. Briny, yeasty and ...
A single-vineyardmanzanilla matured for 12 years and bottled en rama (only very lightlyfiltered), giving immense concentration and complexity of flavour balanced bymouthwatering acidity. Briny, yeasty and nutty, with floral hints on thebeautifully textured, full-bodied palate that leads to a very long lemon-zestfinish. Superb!
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- Tina Gellie

Decanter

Vibrant anduplifting, clean and flinty character with notes of pomelo. Intense yeastynotes combine beautifully with crystallised fruit and bruised apples.

- Wines of the Year 2019

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