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The man behind the magic is Antonio Barbadillo of the historical Sanluqeno winery, Barbadillo. This is a Single Vineyard Manzanilla called Las Canas, which is located within Pago Balbaína.The wines of Sacristia are the true definition of an en rama Manzanilla with Zero filtration, even just before bottling. Nada! This 10 year old Manzanilla has a thick and healthy flor from a total of 10 criaderas. 100% Palomino tended in albariza soil.
It is a serious Manzanilla, bottled at around seven/eight years under flor, but this bottling seems a bit shy. Barbadillo has recently changed the source for his wines though I had the luck to taste all the previous six bottlings of this wine, all releases since 2010. It's really interesting to see the evolution of the wines in bottle as they take aromas of curry, sweet spices, cumin, quince, apricots and caramel; like a low alcohol Amontillado.