NV Papirusa Manzanilla, Solera Familiar, Emilio Lustau, 6x75cl *
Nose: a balanced nose with aromas which point to a slightly higher age (as the golden colour already indicates). Walnut husks, chamomile and meaty hints of bacon fat. Candied orange peel. Quite a soft yeastiness. Cashew nuts, almonds and a hint of green banana. Nice but soft and a little restrained.
Mouth: more open now, dry and clean. It shows a saline side, but in the end I think it’s more about almonds and apples than about coastal flavours. Marzipan. Evolves towards briny and herbal notes, with a very light zesty bitterness and tangy olive juice in the finish.
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