This old (pasada) Manzanilla comes from the heralded Hidalgo family where it is blended by the head ‘capitaz’ Antonio Sanchez. To acquire such knowledge as a capitaz requires a lifetime of dedication, as they must be familiar with the taste of every cask in the Bodega. An intense nose of apple skins and nuts leads on to a palate characterised by classic notes of almonds, orange peel and a salty twang. A prolonged finish marks this out as a wine of real quality. This Manzanilla should be served chilled as a stunning apéritif.