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Equipo Navazos Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda La Bota de Palo Cortado Viejisimo “Bota GF” N 51 NV


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Approachable, distinctive, extraordinary and a unique opportunity to taste very old Sherry.

Producer/Winery: Equipo Navazos; Andalucia, Spain. (Sourced from Bodega: Gaspar Florido/Pedro Romero; Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

Grape Variety: Palomino Fino, fortified.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Spain.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: Gift, (estimate $100 plus), 375ML half-bottle

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping with Gruyere cheese.

Tasting:

    Served at room temperature. Clear, copper-bronze color. Rich raisin, caramel, fig and smoky aromas with occasional hints of bitter almond. Sharp entry, almost creamy with a piercing and only slightly oxidative mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 100-grit texture. Strong bruised or crushed apple, orange and molasses flavors. Overflowing with bright acidity that really gave it balance and a long toffee and nutty tasting finish that ended cutting sharp and bitter. WOW, very complex, concentrated and pungent. Maybe not a wine for the casual Sherry drinker; however, it was a real treat to sip this 50-80 year old Sherry and savor the dry, yet fresh and complex character in each sip. In the end we both said it was very approachable, distinctive, extraordinary and a unique opportunity to taste very old Sherry.

Sherry aging in the Equipo Navazos cellar
Photo from Equipo Navazos.

Comments: Learn more about Equipo Navazos and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 22%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 436541 330320

Imported by: European Cellars; Charlotte, North Carolina.