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Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla

500 ml.


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100% Palomino Fino

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500 ml.
Item #:
12 bottles

Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla  NV / 500 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

94 pts. : ,

Lemon zest, petrol, sea salt. Beautifully aromatic, with an ephemeral character that seems forceful yet remains light on its feet. Quite snappy in the mouth with excellent bite and a thoroughly cleansing finish. Classic.

92 pts.: April 1, 2005

Consistently one of the finest traditional manzanillas you’ll ever taste, La Gitana might as well be the Webster’s entry for the category; pale straw color, salty seaside freshness and a dry, tangy, yet rich flavor. And that flavor lingers after each sip, too, like sea spray.

91 pts.: Oct 31, 2013

Bright, with saline, sunchoke and blanched almond notes backed by a piercing, chalk-framed finish. This is all precision and cut. Drink now.

90 pts. : October 31, 2005

Dry and refreshing, with apple, straw and nutty flavors as underscored by a salty tanginess. Lightweight and balanced, this is very appealing. Break out the almonds and olives. Drink now.

89 pts. : December 15, 1998

Nutty, honeyed, Resinous aromas and flavors are followed by a round, medium- to full-bodied structure. it shows good intensity, and a walnut note kicks in on the finish. Drink now.

89 pts.: 11/15/2004

The benchmark among fino-style Sherries is La Gitana. Simply put, it’s a classic. Pour yourself a copita of this beauty and sip it while munching some olives, peanuts or pistachios. Shazzam! You’re transported to a whitewashed village in Andalusia. Aromas of mushroom and yeast are just as they should be. And deep within are subtle flavors of marzipan and citrus. The long, salty, bone-dry finish cleanses the palate and primes your appetite for better things to come.

88 pts.: 1st Aug 2013

The NV Manzanilla La Gitana is a fresh Manzanilla aged under flor for five years of pale gold color, has some bruised apple notes on the nose, typical of younger wines. It develops some citric and chalky notes with time and air. The palate is quite soft, medium-bodied, with a bitter touch in the end. 1,200,000 bottles are filled yearly. Drink 2013–2014.

87 pts. : November 15, 2001

This pale Sherry is the color of light white wine, redolent with scents of crushed almonds, dried apricots and springtime freshness. What a refreshing change from the heavier, sweet styles of Sherry that we are accustomed to having in the States — this is delicate, refreshing and dry, with a crisp finish that leaves your mouth watering. This wine is versatile with tapas, or serve it on its own as an apéritif. Serve chilled.

87 pts. : August 1, 1998

Lime and citrus blossom aromas introduce this delicate, apple-flavored Sherry. It’s round and soft, with light but persistent flavors, and a salt air tang in the end. A refreshing style.

: June 1, 1996

Pale straw/green tint, it couldn’t be more pure; the ethereal nose is a slice of Sherry heaven — tart aromas of green apple, lemon peel, flor (yeast), and almonds enchant the sense of smell with delicacy and aplomb in all four nosing passes — a gem of a bouquet; on palate, the citrusy/doughy tartness greets the taste buds and immediately cleanses them — the goal of manzanilla, which is to stimulate and not overpower, is accomplished by this squeaky clean, refreshingly tart, and altogether subtle winner; I would have given a fourth star had there been more of a salty/briny tang; nevermind, just go out and buy it to have on hand as a superlative aperitif; as with all finos and manzanillas, be sure to consume it soon after buying; this winner ages over the span of seventeen criadera sequences.

: June 1, 2005

Spain’s largest selling manzanilla, a hint of fresh almonds, a touch of “flor,” a touch of nutty complexity and bone dry on the finish.

: June 1, 2005

Delivers up aromas of the sea, as well as the intense taste of Chinese dried prunes.

: September 1, 2006

Evocative of the sunny Spanish seaside, La Gitana is the quintessential Manzanilla: tangy, salty and delicately complex.

: July 9, 2008

Spicy, with aromas of citrus, almonds and flowers.