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.
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.
Alcohol Content: 22%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 436541 330320
Imported by: European Cellars; Charlotte, North Carolina.