Orleans Borbon

Orleans Borbon Manzanilla

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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Sanlúcar de Barrameda
People: Spanish Royal Family, Owners

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Orleans Borbon (375 ml) Manzanilla, Sanlucar de Barrameda DO Login W&S 92 In Stock

In 1849, during an exploration expedition of Andalucía, Don Antonio de Orleans, the Duke of Montpensier and son of King Louis Philippe of France, fell in love with the magical fishing village of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and planted his roots there. Among various business ventures Don Antonio de Orleans began cultivating vineyards and slowly building the foundation for the family tradition that would become sherry. A century later, his descendants developed the family's various ventures into a brandy and sherry business which carries on today as Bodegas los Infantes de Orleans Borbón.

Housed in a 19th century courtyard palace influenced by the Moors, this classically built winery within Sanlúcar de Barrameda cellars some of the finest sherry soleras in the region. Today, Orleans Borbón is owned by the Spanish Royal Family, and until very recently, the wines were only sold in very limited quantities outside of the Royal House -- wines fit for a King.

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  • Orleans Borbon (375 ml) Manzanilla, Sanlucar de Barrameda DO
    Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 92 (10/1/2013)

    (Best Buy) Full of aromas of iodine and nuts, this wine has a depth of acidity that makes it feel almost citric. A complex Manzanilla blended from wines five years of age, it has the freshness of the sea breeze in Sanlucar, making it an ideal aperitif.