Equipo Navazos La Bota 113 de Manzanilla Navazos 750ml


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The Wine:
This is the tenth release of La Bota de Manzanilla, which originates from the vineyards of Las Cañas (pagos Balbaína and Las Tablas) and La Soledad (pago El Cuadro) in Sanlúcar. It’s drawn from a small selection of toneles (750-litre butts) and botas of a quality that Barquín calls “outworldly”. These two-dozen or so casks have been carefully looked after by Eduardo Ojeda and his team for more than twelve years, and the wines have been getting more and more complex.

The estimated average age of this bottling is seven years (so, far older than the vast majority of Manzanilla on the market). Like all La Bota wines, this is en rama, so it has not had the aggressive filtration that gives most Manzanilla its clear appearance. This is what proper Manzanilla looks like with age when served from cask, i.e., pale and golden. The wine itself serves to remind you that Manzanilla is simply Fino, a Fino from Sanlúcar vineyards. A glass with roast chicken or pork sausage would be sensational. 

The Review:
Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate - 95 points
“The next bottling after the number 93 is the NV La Bota de Manzanilla 113, which has strong green olive and brine aromas, but it's going for a fresher style and profile, austere and dry and still aged seven years or so under flor. The palate is super dry and long. This is the follow-up to edition 93 that started this new path of more freshness and drinkability but respecting the authenticity of the wines. This is a bit tight, possibly because of the recent bottling. 5,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2022.”