La Bota de Amontillado 49 A.R. 

  

This is one of a series of Equipo Navazos wines – 47, 48, this one and the 51 – from ridiculously old, rare botas. They are all superstars – showstoppers, absolutely mind blowing. 

But they are also very hard work. In the past I have struggled with the 47 and the 48 and this was a similar experience – there is no doubt about its incredible complexity and power, but it is also extremely acidic and tough to drink. It is a finer, less astringent wine than the palo cortados, but I really question how drinkable it is.  

It was also unfortunate to be followed by the Toneles, which really is a bomb.

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