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Big change afoot in Sherry country

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Thanks for the share, really interesting. I look forward seeing how the unfortified wines taste.

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I think @Richard is a fan.

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Yeah, I’ve had very tasty still wines made from Palomino and Pedro Ximenez, but don’t think they were made in the region.

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Me too. But I think he was blogging a couple times (if I remember correctly) specifically about dry Palominos from the region. The one I made note about was called Las Mercedes - but haven’t managed to find it anywhere.

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I think that the Mercedes came from Decantalo. There are others, like UBE from Cota 45 and Mirabas from Barbadillo. May be Cadiz region rather than sherry triangle. Hard to find in the UK either way.

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Surely the Niepoort Navazos is a model for such non,-fortified wines?

My understanding is that the PX that M&S used to sell (still does? Don’t know) from Chile isn’t the same variety as the one used in Spain (if that’s what you’re thinking of).

Was this one actually, but there was 10% Moscatel in there too

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I had a few glasses of this one, which is one the list at The 10 Cases in Covent Garden at the moment:

I can highly recommend it - the description on the listing here is absolutely spot-on - pure, crisp, slightly savoury & very definitely morish. I could quite happily of sat in the sunshine and sunk the bottle.

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Me too - I tried it in Jerez.

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See this article for more information.

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Thanks. I didn’t realise Listan Blanco (or any of the other names) were actually Palomino.

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And, right on point

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Love this wine and always look out for it when in Andalucía! UK price is crazy though - it’s less than half that!

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The truth on this as Richard well knows is the collapse of the bulk sherry market and the fact that many producers are grubbing up or turning to making still wines, Barbadillo being a case in point, this has been going on for several years now, make of it what you will.

But it is obvious from what is being offered that the sherry producers are focusing on the up market trade and and ditching the lower end.
Supermarket supplies of Fino, Manzanilla for example have been hit and miss for several years, they simply can’t make a profit from what is demanded from them so get out of that sector.

Yet another good reason to visit the best part of Spain!