Garvey Juncal Manzanilla Sherry 75cl
The Juncal brand originated at the Bodegas José de Soto, a company that goes back to 1771 and used to hold a Royal Warrant to the Spanish king.
A juncal is a reed bed, but it can also mean supple or graceful. It may be a first indication of the character of this Manzanilla. Interestingly, Garvey claims an opened bottle of Juncal will stay fresh for up to a month in the fridge. That’s quite a long time for a Manzanilla.
Nose: quite elegant and delicate, with classic chamomile and hints of bruised apple. Leafy notes, dried flowers and hay. Moderate yeasty notes and herbs. Hints of orange peel and a light, nutty top note.
Palate: quite a light body, really juicy with a fairly high acidity that reminds you of a regular white wine. Dry and slightly bitter flor yeast with a light cheesy edge towards the (shortish) finish.