Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucía, Spain
92pts - Wine Advocate
"The non-vintage Light Manzanilla Papirusa Solera Reserva (with an average age of five years in this solera) possesses an extraordinary, penetrating nose of salty brined nuts intermixed with crisp fruit, terrific acidity and intense, powerful, authoritative flavors that are ethereal in their lightness."
91pts - Wine Spectator
“Lovely quinine, verbena, white peach and lemon peel notes mingle here, with a long, rippling finish that brings you back for more. Drink now.”
92pts - Wine & Spirits
"Compared to Finos, Manzanillas tend to be lighter and fresher. They age in an area with higher humidity, which allows the flor to grow thicker, preventing oxidation and retaining the wine’s bright aromas and flavors. Papirusa is one of the clearest examples of this style. Blended from five- to six-year-old wines, it’s light and soft, full of saline mineral flavors, notes of salted nuts and marzipan. It’s intense but never tiring, especially if you have albondigas de bacalao (cod fritters) to accompany it."