La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 60 – Bota Punta 

An absolute masterpiece. Of all the high quality wines that Equipo Navazos have released, I think the releases I have most enjoyed (with maybe one exception) are the “noughty” manzanilla pasadas. They have released wines from this one solera as Botas 10, 20, 40, 50, 60 and 70 and the ones I have tried (40, 50, 60 and 70, and no more than a glass of 20) have been absolutely outstanding wines.

You can read all about this one on the excellent ficha on the web and it is not the first time I have had it. In my experience, each new bottle I have tried (see here for bottle one and here for bottle two) seems to be more aromatic, silky and intense. As you can see, it has a beautiful deep rich gold colour. On the nose there are sweet herbs and esparto grass (the stuff they sole your espadrilles with) and then on the palate it is a bomb of flavour and buttery salinity.

Elegance personified – lovely stuff.


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