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Product code: 4448

Equipo Navazos, I Think Manzanilla En Rama, DO Jerez, Spain, 2021

Equipo Navazos, I Think Manzanilla En Rama, DO Jerez, Spain, 2021

Producer Profile

Equipo Navazos was born out of a group of friends passion to share the authentic, traditional wines of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Montilla … legitimately some of the greatest wines of the world!

These wines come from soleras and individual casks that remain, relatively neglected by the market in corners of many of Andalusia’s most prestigious bodegas. These unexpected yet fortunate findings have been made available to wine lovers around the world in limited quantities under the La Bota series (consecutively numbered editions, with the date of each saca or withdrawal date on the label)… in doing so respecting generations of expertise and care for these rare and beautiful wines. Today their efforts are increasingly focused on producing their own exceptional wines, such as Florpower, that truly express the character of Sanlúcar and its unique terroir. Outside of Andalusia, Equipo Navazos have collaborated with winemakers including Dirk Niepoort and Sergi Colet to develop authentic and individual wines that never fail to impress.


Eduardo Ojeda has invested much effort improving the quality of wines, barrels and infrastructure at La Guita over recent years. We have witnessed the success of his work in extraordinary wines like those of the Manzanilla Pasada series (La Bota 10,20,30,49,50 and now 58) but we believe nothing demonstrates Eduardo’s success quite so much as this release of I Think. I Think represents almost a personal selection of the wines available at the La Guita cellars and with this release - at once vital, vibrant, edgy Manzanilla with characteristic salty tang and a linear shaft of minerality piercing through the whole of the palate yet also a wine that has weight and complexity – Eduardo shows us more of the general level of the wines in the bodega.


60 casks are selected out of 12,000 to create the "I think" Manzanilla En Rama. It is, besides a humble homage to Charles Darwin as a symbol of the triumph of reason, a true and untamed Manzanilla. Bottled "en rama" after barely the slightest filtration process, it retains the intense golden colour and pungent character it exhibits straight from the butts where it ages under flor for about four and a half years.

Oak Ageing

Time: 4 1/2 Years
Type: Sherry cask
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

A fine Manzanilla that's powerfully aromatic. Fresh, with a salty tang, with plenty of acidity together with a very satisfying lemon twist to the finish. A natural Product with plenty of colour, weight and concentration.

Food Matching

Seafood, Oysters and Tapas!


Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 92 Points
The summer bottling NV Manzanilla I Think Saca of July 2022 is a classical Manzanilla de Sanlúcar released regularly, and this particular wine was destined for the UK. This is super expressive and showy, pungent and persistent, with a textbook profile of a Manzanilla aged for some three and a half years under a veil of yeasts. Delicious! 92 Points, LG, September 2022.
Jancis Robinson 16.5 Points
Bottled in half-bottles October 2021. Solera. The wine I tasted, which I had always assumed was for early consumption, was almost one year old. Is that a problem? No, shrugs and smiles Eduardo Ojeda of Equipo Navazos. 2,600 halves every batch, and three batches every two years. A little older wine than La Bota 111. People think it’s a big-production wine but there are just 1,000 litres for every batch. This is the UK release; there are different releases of I Think for the US, and Australia where it is imported by Rob Walters’ Bibendum. Pale apricot colour. Gunpowder aromas, pungent and a little earthier than La Bota 111. A little shorter than some of the more complex bottlings but it’s based on casks specially selected by Paul Shinnie of UK importer Alliance Wine many years ago. 16.5 Points, JR, November 2022.

Technical Details
Palomino Fino 100%
Vegetarian Vegan

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Case Size:
12 x 37.5cl