La Bota Cream 79
This isn’t like any cream sherry you will ever have tasted and at £105 for a half bottle it must be pretty special ....and it is. Equipo Navazos are a group of sherry nuts who work really closely with local producers to identify high quality, and really interesting butts of sherry which they then bottle and offer in very limited amounts. Copyright Wineadvocate.com: “A quality cream is not an oxymoron, as proven by the NV La Bota 79 “Bota NO”, a revision of the previous Botas 19 and 38but bottled eight and five years later, respectively. This has to be around 40 years old and is sourced from Valdespino, where the Oloroso was blended with 25% sweet Pedro Ximinez, possibly a century ago, so the wines have had enough time to get integrated and age together.
This has 115 grams of residual sugar. It has a nose of old wood and doesn’t smell sweet at all, with just a hint of carob beans and notes of concentration (coconut, rusty iron, tree bark). The palate is not that sweet and it’s very powerful and concentrated, with the PX completely integrated. 900 half bottles produced.