A type of Fino but lighter still. Appley, yeasty and slightly saline with a very light body, typically 3 to 4 years old. Only produced in Sanlúcar de Barrameda where the Guadalquivir river reaches the coast, and where the humidity makes the ‘flor’ grow vigorously all year round. Best with lighter dishes like olives, almonds, jamón and seafood.
Light, nutty and yeasty with an apple freshness. Best with fish, cured meat, nuts and seafood.
La Bota ‘I Think’
An ‘en rama’ (from the barrel) bottling of manzanilla – brisk, saline and tangy yet deliciously easy to drink.
Guía Peñín 92/100
Robert Parker 92/100
Very dry and crisp with hints of almonds and a delicate, fresh yeasty flavour. Produced inland where it’s hotter, and typically 5 to 6 years old. Among the greatest food matching wines, Fino is highly versatile and works superbly with a wide range of dishes.
Tío Pepe Fino
Classic very dry all-rounder – perfectly balanced and amazingly versatile.
Guía Peñín 94/100
Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosia
From El Puerto de Santa María on the southern coastal point of the sherry triangle.
Delicate, almond aromas, dry and light with a saline character.
Silver - IWC
Starts life as a Fino, then after a number of years the ‘flor’ dies away and the wine takes on an amber colour, darkening with age from wood and oxidation and developing a pungent nuttiness. Released from around 10 years old. Still very dry, light to medium bodied. Superb with cheese and cured meats.
Dry, savoury and focussed, almonds and hazelnuts, 12 years old, very precise.
91/100 - Wine Spectator
Mira La Mar
Bone dry with nutty flavours of almonds, hazelnuts and sea salt. Complex and structured with an exceptional finish.
Minimum 30 years old. Packed with almonds, hazelnuts, orange peel,
dried apricots and a saline backbone. Incredibly fresh and complex
with a warm tobacco length.
95/100 - Decanter
A rare variety of sherry that is initially aged under ‘flor’, destined to become a Fino or Amontillado, but inexplicably loses its veil of flor and begins ageing oxidatively as an Oloroso. Delicate and hazelnutty on the nose like an Amontillado, yet with an enduring bone dry, rich, round and smooth Oloroso finish.
Intense aromas of toasted almonds, hazelnuts, linseed oil. Biologically aged throughout its 12 years. Persistent and smooth, long finish.
94/100 + Gold - IWC
Intense and concentrated, walnuts, orange zest and dried fruits with a slight salty tang on the finish. Very long and complex.
Layers of mouth-watering flavours; dried fruits, cedar, with cream caramel
and coffee notes from the twist of a touch of PX. Beautifully luscious texture
with a long, rich finish. 30 years old; very special.
Gold - Decanter | Gold - IWSC | Gold - Mundis Vini
Fortified from the outset with no time for the ‘flor’ to develop, these wines are darker and richer, best for matching full-bodied dishes and cured meats. Among the longest lived wines in the world, these are smooth and medium- to full-bodied, with a golden nutty fragrance, rich powerful palate and long, bone dry finish.
‘The Fonz’ is a very dry wine around 10 years old, robust
on the palate, honey, caramel and grilled nuts but still
so smooth. Amazing food matching capability.
Silver - Decanter
Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosia
Full-bodied, nutty with a strong and fragrant aroma.
Deep, rounded, super-smooth, delicious long finish.
95/100 Guía Penin
These are made in the same way as Oloroso Seco, and sweetened with Pedro Ximénez.
13% PX added to the Palomino base Oloroso, aged for 7 years
following the solera system. Bright amber colour, clean and sharp
raisin and wood aromas, balance and finesse. Best with cheeses and patés.
Grand Gold - Mundus Vini
25% PX added to a dry Oloroso. Black fruits and raisins, yet a fresh finish.
Nuts and coffee on the wonderfully complex nose, rich deep chocolatey
palate with coffee and spice in the fantastically long finish from at least 30 years ageing.
Gold - IWC | 95/100 Decanter
Produced from very ripe or raisined grapes and oxidatively aged. Harvested late, the overripe grapes are often dried in the sun for up to three weeks, a process called asoleo. Fermentation is stopped by fortification early in the process. A naturally sweet sherry with a delightfully fresh, grapey style.
Mira La Mar
Luscious and seductive, marmalade and dried fruits.
A white grape whose resulting wine can range from light and dry, to intensely dark and sweet when sun-dried on ‘esparto’ straw mats and then aged for many years. These examples are each super-concentrated and showcase some of the range of styles possible. They are listed from light to dark. PX is also used to sweeten other styles.
Ultra-low yield PX but with a difference! Non-fortified, 4 months ageing on the lees. Golden colour, light and intense, dry and fresh with jasmine aromas and ripe, fleshy fruit, a touch of natural honeycomb sweetness on the finish. Best with rich fish and seafood dishes.
Bodegas Ximénez-Spinola Vintage
Since the sun-drying dehydrates the grapes, only 200 litres of ‘must’ are
obtained from every ton of fresh grapes. Vibrant amber colour, ripe grape
and raisin aromas. Fresh velvety palate with caramel, toffee, figs and
well-integrated acidity, very lengthy sophisticated finish.
Divine with desserts made from dark bitter chocolate.
Rich, sweet and velvety smooth. Complex flavours of caramel, dried fruits, figs, dates and treacle.
Powerfully sweet with voluptuous palate with a long finish. Amazing with blue cheese.
Gold - IWC
Take a crash course into the world of sherry by trying the different styles with our food pairing road-trip. Tasting menu, minimum 2 people. 6x50ml servings of sherry with matching tapitas. £30 per person.
Paired with Gordal Olives
FINO TÍO PEPE
Paired with Marcona Almonds
AMONTILLADO VIÑA AB
Paired with Jamón Ibérico
PALE CORTADO LEONOR
Paired with Mojama (air-cured tuna)
OLOROSO SECO ALFONSO
Paired with Manchego Cheese
PEDRO XIMÉNEZ NECTAR
Paired with Chocolate Sardines
Compare different styles by trying three 50ml measures of different sherries. Each flight comes with a paired tapita.
Have fun and pick any 3 sherries you like and compare certain styles,
making back to back comparisons in the quest for finding your favourites.
Also an easier way to work your way through the whole lot!
LOS TRES PUEBLOS One sherry from each of the 3 towns that form the sherry triangle. 11.00
Served with Almonds
Sanlúcar de Barrameda - Manzanilla ‘I Think’, Equipo Navazos
Jerez de la Frontera - Tío Pepe Fino, González Byass
El Puerto de Santa María - Puerto Fino, Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosia
EVOLUCIÓN - All these are biologically aged wines, in various stages of evolution all having starting as Fino 11.00
Served with mojama and ajo blanco salsa
Tío Pepe - Fino, approx. 6 years old
Viña AB - Amontillado, 12 years old, the flor having disappeared
Leonor - Palo Cortado, 12 years old. Started as a Fino, but lost the flor early and developed as a style of Oloroso
TREINTA AÑOS - Extraordinary wines, each with an average age of 30 years 19.00
Served with mini Fuet (cured Catalan pork sausage).
Del Duque Amontillado
Apóstoles Palo Cortado
Matusalem Oloroso Dulce
SWEET AND SUCCLULENT - Lusicous choices for those with a sweeter tooth. 11.00
Served with La Peral blue cows' cheese, mild though yeasty, from Asturias.
Exceptional Harvest, Bodegas Ximénez-Spinola
Moscatel, Mira La Mar
Nectar, González Byass
THREE-STYLE - Biological versus oxidative ageing versus non-fortified showdown 11.00
Served with Murcia D.O.P goat cheese
Amontillado Viña AB
Pedro Ximénez Exceptional Harvest
FREESTYLE / ESTILO LIBRE
Choose any 3 sherries to make your own flight.
Castilla y León | Verdejo, Chardonnay
175ml 6.25 250ml 8.90 750ml 24.50
Ripe fruits, cheerful and citrusy
Organic White Field Blend
La Mancha | Airén, Moscatel, Albillo, Malvasia
175ml 6.90 250ml 9.90 750ml 27.50
Vibrant, appley round and expressive
Rioja Blanco, Fincas Azabache
Rioja Oriental | Tempranillo Blanco
175ml 9.50 250ml 13.50 750ml 38.50
Textured, smooth and sophisticated, ripe round orchard fruits
Albariño, Pazos De Lusco
Rías Baixas | Albariño
175ml 9.90 250ml 13.90 750ml 39.50
Ripe exuberant stone fruits, perfect with seafood
Silver Medal - IWC
Viñas Del Vero Rosado
Somontano | Merlot, Tempranillo
175ml 7.50 250ml 9.90 750ml 28.50
Fresh strawberries, expressive and very drinkable
Castillo De Mureva Tempranillo
La Mancha | Tempranillo
175ml6.25 250ml 8.90 750ml 24.50
Velvety forest fruits and a touch of mocha. Organic
'Fuenteverde' Bodegas Y Viñedos Monfil
Cariñena | Garnacha, Tempranillo
175ml6.90 250ml 9.90 750ml 27.50
Juicy blackcurrants and cherries, touch of spice
Malbec Mil Historias, Bodegas Altolandon
Manchuela | Malbec
175ml9.90 250ml 13.75 750ml 39.00
Very high altitude Malbec, dense black cherries. Organic and biodynamic
Rioja Reserva, Beronia
Rioja Alta | Tempranillo, Graciano
175ml 11.50 250ml 16.00 Bottle 45.50 Magnum 90.00 jJeroboam 160.00
Elegant and structured, cocoa, black fruits and sweet spices
95/100 - IWSC
Vilarnau Gold Edition Brut Reserva Organic
Catalunya | Macabeo, Parellada, Subirat Parent
125ml 7.90 750ml 35.00
Bright fresh fruit with toasty notes, nuts and honey on the finish
Mahou 5.1%330ml 5.20
Smooth, refreshing lager with hoppy aroma and a dry finish
Victoria Málaga 4.8%330ml 5.50
Brewed in Málaga, smooth, balanced and crisp
Nomad Outland Whisky25ml 4.25
Blended Scotch aged five years. Started in Scotland and finished in Jerez
Sister Isles Reserva Rhum 25ml 4.25
West Indies rum aged in wine barrels in Salamanca, Spain
Torres 15yr Reserva Brandy 25ml 5.50
Aged in sherry casks. Toffee and caramel super smooth
Lepanto Gran Reserva Brandy/b> 25ml 5.50
Rich, stylish and unctuous, touch of spice and indulgent oak