From Jerez and the Sherry grape palomino fino; straw yellow heavy on the swirl with a bunch of rod-like filamentous residue that sinks to the bortom of the glass; marsipan, ripe tangerines and boquets of wildflowers dominate the nose; taste is austere, low-medium acids, and clearly sherry-like, the structure reminds me of a north Rhône viognier. Well made and fresh and excellent with Beemster! — 23 days ago
🍇Equipo Navazos, one of the leading stars in the rebirth of handcraft Sherry. The bota de Fino 91 is stunning with a concentration that is rarely seen in the fino category. Aged for an average 10 years gives it a sensation that the flor has started to fade quite a bit as the wine is almost starting to flirt with an amontillado in its characters. Serve it at 10 degrees and let it rise to 12-14 degrees while you enjoy this piece of art.
👃Pronounced intense, dense and very complex aromas, remarkably aromatic and round edged for being classified as a fino. Bruised apples, orange zest, sourdough, green olives, and Brazil nuts with a salty, iodine and seaweed character on the lead guitar.
Bone dry palate with pronounced flavour intensity. The salty mineral backbone brings freshness and tension through the dense mid palate through a long expansive and chalky finish.
Meditative. — a month ago
N: Still like visiting an old boat graveyard. As we move further from the saca date, June/‘16, the nose is more muted. Almost meaty, With those great notes￼ of flor wafting through. Caramel, but less flashy, nuts, almonds, hazelnuts.
P:Still broad, saline and buttery, brown butter at times, oranges, spicy notes, dry brown sugar. Amazing acidity.
On a 90° day al fresco in Philly, very refreshing. I still marvel.
(One more left, I sense it’s day is due.) — 22 days ago
Alternative dessert wine…lekker — 2 days ago
This is the Levante. Saca July15, ‘19.Twin of Pontiente.
Same bodega, eastern and western ends.The Levante is the “sunrise “, or eastern end.
N:With air , Big toffee, wood , seashells, cream.
P:Super Saline, Green Apple,wood but in check. Super refreshing, bracing.Delicate in the mouth. A treat!
— 4 days ago