Barbadillo represents a piece of living sherry history - this family bodega was founded in 1821 by Don Benigno Barbadillo and his cousin.
The old bodega in Sanlucar de Barrameda, facing the sea and the Coto de Doñana, owns 500 hectares of vineyards spread over two estates, Gibalbin and Santa Lucia. Among other distinctions, it has the honour of having introduced the first manzanilla to the market in 1827, marketed under the Divina Pastora brand, and of producing Spain's best-selling white wine, Castillo de San Diego.
If you have not already done so, you now have another good excuse to visit one the most important bodegas and examples of sherry heritage in Spanish history.
Beautiful amber yellow colour with golden tints, clean and bright.
A cornucopia of aromas including bitter almonds, orange peel, notes of dried apricots and toasted, varnish and old wood aromas.
Dry on the palate, powerful and full of flavour with a certain saline character dominating the aromas of roasted nuts found on the nose. Its contains acidity enough to enable it to last a lifetime. An everlasting sherry.
Barbadillo’s traditional knowhow has resulted in one of the most venerable and important sherry ranges in Jerez, the “Reliquia" range.
Barbadillo’s “Reliquia" sherries, also referred to as “sacristía” or “meditación” sherries, are listed as Spain's oldest wines, with a crianza that in some cases, exceeds the natural lifespan of a man. The sherries come from a solera, which the Barbadillo family acquired in the mid-19th century. This is an exceptional sherry, full of character, with great complexity on the palate, making it a one-off and thoroughly unique.
We recommend sipping it, on its own, so that you can savour the full experience. You could also enjoy it with some "Albarragena" ham from the exclusive “Selección Manuel Maldonado 2013”.