Monday, 30 April 2018

Navazos Fino en rama June 2017 15%, Equipo Navazos

Very slightly dull brassy amber gold.
Full and slightly saline with a dry, gently bitter edge and a trace of overripe apple. There is the slightest oxidative note giving it depth and presence with notes of dry scrub,wax, bitter almond and straw, and some development has certainly taken place during its 10 months in bottle giving a well evolved wine with real character. 
Again, full, verging on intense, with a very slightly higher acidity than expected, but that keeps it fresh and balances those oxidative, slightly nutty notes. It is very dry and has a slightly chalky texture along with hints of olive brine and sourdough. Super complex and very long, it evolves well in the glass.
This is not from the La Bota de series, but rather bottled specifically for certain markets on request, in this case for Alliance Wines in the UK. Quantities are usually around 2,500 half bottles and filled approximately seasonally. The wine is a  selection from the Valdespino Fino solera and has an average age of well over 5 years.
£10.95, Drinkmonger

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