Amontillado 8 ‘Mar 7’

£35.00

Amontillado 8 ‘Mar 7’

MAR7 is a small despacho, a wine store at the heart of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, founded in 2014. It is housed in the Calle Mar n°7 which used to be the headquarters of the Bodegas Pedro Romero since the early 19th century (see my review of an old Manzanilla Aurora), right in front of the Bodegas Argüeso.

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Amontillado 8 ‘Mar 7’

MAR7 is a small despacho, a wine store at the heart of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, founded in 2014. It is housed in the Calle Mar n°7 which used to be the headquarters of the Bodegas Pedro Romero since the early 19th century (see my review of an old Manzanilla Aurora), right in front of the Bodegas Argüeso.

The owner, María José Romero, is a descendant of Pedro Romero and owns a biodynamically managed vineyard in the area. At first she started selling wines a granel (in bulk, directly from the barrel) but later she also developed a range of bottled wines with nicely minimal label designs.

Nose: clear traces of Manzanilla still present (sea air freshness and a slightly bitter hint of flor) but also generous Amontillado notes. Polished oak, a little hay, almonds and hazelnuts, both with a roasted edge. Just a touch of dried apricot in the background.

Mouth: beautiful mix of acidity, coastal notes and a touch of caramel. Some peppery spice as well, joined by a good dose of warm wood. The barrel influence gives it an above average intensity, I would say. A long finish with some slightly bitter herbal touches.

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