Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla 71 750ml

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Pre-Arrival - September shipment. Saca of January 2017. D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The eighth release of La Bota de Manzanilla and unlike previous editions originates from the vineyards of Las Cañas and La Soledad. It was matured in 600-litre oak butts (casks) under flor for some seven years in the winery of Sánchez Ayala in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Jesús Barquín has compared this release of La Bota de Manzanilla with the La Bota No.8 release (which is high praise of course). It's wildly aromatic, with an ethereal yet complex and glycerol rich personality across the palate with a long, dry, saline close. Bloody marvellous.

I previewed the NV La Bota de Manzanilla 71, which will be bottled in the summer, a blend of wines from the vineyards Las Cañas (Pago Balbaína - Las Tablas) and La Soledad (Pago El Cuadro); it matured in 600-liter oak butts (casks) with flor for some seven years in the winery of Sánchez Ayala in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. This is a very biological Manzanilla, with strong marine aromas and a sharp palate. It feels like a lighter and more aromatic version of La Bota de Manzanilla; it is more civilized and less wild, which Jesús Barquín compared with La Bota 8, which he said was also quite light. But the acetaldehyde character is quite distinct here, especially as I tasted an unbottled sample, but I expect the finished wine to be quite close to what I tasted. They expect to produce around 5,000 bottles of this wine. LUIS GUTIERREZ