La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 83 "Bota NO"
La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 83 "Bota NO" procede nuevamente de una bota única excepcional que se une a las que en cada caso fueron vaciadas casi por completo para dar lugar a las anteriores ediciones 20, 39, 40, 50, 60 y 80. Esta bota, en concreto la nº 11 de la solera 1/15, tuvo una evolución espectacular acompañada de una tendencia al incremento del grado alcohólico. En esta tesitura, lo razonable era embotellar el vino para poder disfrutar de su tremendo carácter, el propio de una manzanilla pasada en la frontera de la manzanilla amontillada.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
There is great information about each wine on the Equipo Navazos website, and the geeky information for the extraordinary NV La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 83 Bota NO tells us that "the wine from this prodigious set of casks was never bottled until Equipo Navazos selected it in 2008 for its 10th release of ‘La Bota de…,’ followed two years later by edition number 20 'Bota Punta.' Then there have been a few very limited releases until, in December 2017, we launched La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 80 'Bota Punta,' and then in May 2018, this La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 83 'Bota NO,' again from a single cask of very peculiar character, number 11 out of a solera of 15. This is a very special wine that shows a particular complexity due to an astonishing balance of finesse and chalky minerality, and roasted dry fruit nuances due to the start of the process of amontillamiento. This Manzanilla Pasada is actually [on] the border with a Manzanilla Amontillada, a traditional denomination that, in our opinion, is wrongly banned from labels."
The nose was a little tight, as it had closed down in bottle, but there is great nuance and detail, and the palate is incredible; it has more Amontillado character and power. However, time in bottle tends to polish the edges, and the biological part might come back; perhaps that's why it felt a little tight. In any case, this is an outstanding, truly world-class wine.