Don Manuel Barbadillo
In 1891, when Don Manuel Barbadillo was born, he received, as was the custom, a cask of old Amontillado sherry from his father Don Antonio Barbadillo. His four younger brothers would also receive a cask in the years that followed.
While his cask of Amontillado aged virtually undisturbed alongside his brothers', Manuel Barbadillo grew up to become one of the leading figures in the Sherry world. Thanks to his knowledge, dedication, and guidance, Barbadillo became one of the principal wineries in the Sherry region.
Don Manuel also became a prolific writer with over 80 publications. His books include one of the definitive books about Sherry, 'Alrededor Del Vino de Jerez' ('About Sherry') and his poignant diary during the civil war which was published posthumously as 'Exilio. La Guerra Civil en España'. Above all, he became known for his poetry with 22 books of verse published. With the permission of Manuel Barbadillo's grandchildren a very limited bottling has been made of this Amontillado, of only 100 bottles.
This is the only bottling that will ever be made of this Amontillado and it is made in commemoration of Manuel Barbadillo's works and his life.