La bota de Viejo Cream (nº 38) “Bota no”

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75.00 €
Price suggested by:
(Equipo Navazos)
Sherry (Pedro Ximénez)
Equipo Navazos
Jerez
Spain

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 24th June 2013

Equipo Navazos was created out of a dream, out of love for and devotion to traditional Andalusian wines, rather than from a business idea in the real sense, which indicates that in principle, their ultimate intention is to show the world just how delectable and exciting these wines can be, when selected with care and dedication.

Appearance

Very clear, intense mahogany.

Nose

Pungent. Salient notes of cocoa, nuts, toffees, dates and old oak. Complex. Very attractive. For enjoying.

Palate

Surprising freshness. Very smooth. Balsamic notes. A hint of truffle. Black tea leaves. Not heavy and the sweetness moderates the acidity. A real treat.

Comment

All the wine which Equipo Navazos has brought out, have followed serial numbers, regardless of the product. What began in 2005 taking the name of a terrifying story by Edgar Allan Poe gradually became an addictive collection that has been gaining popularity over time. Its number 38 is a very old Cream classified as “Bota NO” (cask put to one side and kept out of the Bodega’s main solera system and therefore considered a much older and concentrated wine). This wine is a sweet Oloroso composed of a set of 9 casks, which in turn contained a “NO” and a much older “double NO” from which they took a small amount of wine to create this number 38 and of which there are only 900 bottles available. Cream sherry is the result of blending an Oloroso with Pedro Ximenez. The initial solera may be over a century old and as a result produces a wine with personality. Enduring, complex, approachable and elegant, this is a magnificent old Cream that leaves no one indifferent. Great selection work from Jesús Barquín and company allowing us to enjoy this find from the Valdespino bodegas in Jerez.

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