Equipo Navazos
La Bota de Amontillado "Viejísimo” #73 375ml

Posted by Joe Salamone

With SherryFest less than one week away, it's hard not to be thinking about sherry.

SherryFest not only offers a chance to celebrate one of the great wines of the world, it also provides an opportunity to taste some of the best and rarest wines of the region. Be sure to check out these SherryFest highlights.

If you want to get technical, the #73 is from Montilla and thus, not officially part of sherry. However, the two regions share a tradition. Here we're talking about the Pedro Ximénez grape and not Palomino, but the wines are remarkably similar. Plus the Amontillado #73 is just too good not to give a nod to.

The Amontillado #73 is a very old and ridiculously complex wine that's sourced from Pérez Barquero in Montilla. It was this solera that Equipo Navazos chose to celebrate their fifth anniversary, which gives you an idea of just how impressive this solera is.

Pérez Barquero is a long-standing benchmark in Montilla and has supplied Equipo Navazos with a great number of supremely compelling botas (barrels). The Fino-Amontillado that was released as #22 and #45 is legendary.

The Amontillado #73 is a wildly complicated and intense bottling. It's sharp and incredibly refined while delivering shocking, umami-filled depth. The #73 delivers a kaleidoscopic spectrum of spices, orange peel, seaweed, smoke and much more.

The #73 shows Equipo Navazos at the top of their game. It's clear that they know sherry country backwards and forwards, but releases like this really drive home just how sharp they are in making their selections. La Bota only released 1,400 half-bottles of the #73. Please be warned that quantities are extremely limited.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits