La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 30 – after five years (and five days open) 

Just the other day I was commenting that this has survived the passage of five years without much damage – and is a very enjoyable wine.

After five days open that last part is true but it is curious how the wine has changed. It was already an evolved colour a few days ago but it is at least half a shade darker and a tad cloudier – certainly not crystalline. The nose too seems a bit more diffuse – more haybales and acetaldehide presence and slightly less sharp sea air. Same story on the palate – comes across as softer, less sharp.

Who knows, all of this might be my over-active imagination but thought I would share. Am I imagining it? Whatever the differences, it is still a lovely wine.


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