Equipo Navazos, La Bota No 79 Cream, Jerez, Spain (37.5cl.)
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.
La Bota de Cream 79 "Bota NO" is a new release of the previous editions 19 and 38 in the series. This is a sweet oloroso that has aged as such in a 9-butt solera under the label “Viejo Cream”, never before commercially available except for a few exceptional sacas. This solera has in turn a bota NO as well as a double NO—of notably higher age and character, and is available only in very limited volumes.
This very old cream is the result of a blending of top-quality Pedro Ximénez likely made over a century ago. Harmonious integration over the decades has made the wine fine and round, thanks to the patience of several generations of winemakers, becoming today a prodigious balance between the raciness of dry oloroso and the mellowness of sweet PX.
This “Viejo Cream” is a very old, yet delicate and complex wine that seduces wine connoisseurs but also appeals to the palates of those who are not (shall we say yet) used to the livewire acidity and tremendous concentration of dry sherries of similar age.
Jancis Robinson 18 Points
Sweet, rich, fills every corner of your mouth with intense, almost indescribable, flavours. JH MW, August 2018, 18 Points.
Pedro Ximénez 100%
6 x 37.5cl