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Single Barrel La Bota - Manzanilla Pasada "Bota NO" #83

Both bottlings take a profound solera and focus on superlative barrels within the solera. In the case of the #83, a mere 900 500ml bottles were produced.

Wine of the Year #2: Joe's Pick
Ramiro Ibáñez’s Cota 45

Ramiro Ibáñez’s Cota 45 is one of the most fascinating and compelling projects that I’ve encountered.

Hauntingly Delicate, Seriously Intense
Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla #93

Almost fifteen years into the project, Equipo Navazos remains one of the most intriguing, dynamic and compelling projects in the world of wine.

"This is truly impressive"
La Bota De Manzanilla Pasada #90

The Manzanilla Pasada bottlings from Equipo Navazos are some of the most profound wines that sherry country has to offer. Few wines anywhere offer the sort of nuance and depth that their Manzanilla Pasadas do.

"This Oloroso is all about finesse"
- Equipo Navazos La Bota de Oloroso Viejisimo # 78 "Bota NO"

Anything that Equipo Navazos releases is an extraordinary example of sherry. Still, the Oloroso #78 is miraculous. This is a special barrel selection from an extremely old Oloroso from a solera that's enjoyed fame since the late 19th century.

Single Barrel La Bota - Manzanilla Pasada "Bota NO" #83

Equipo Navazos' Manzanilla Pasadas are some of the most profound wines you'll ever encounter. A few weeks ago, we offered their Manzanilla Pasada Bota Punta #80. Today, we focus on the "Bota NO" #83.

Riveting Elegance: La Bota Manzanilla Pasada “Bota Punta” #80

Equipo Navazos' Manzanilla Pasadas are utterly singular and simply brilliant. For us, the Manzanilla Pasada represents Equipo Navazos at their best.

Sherryfest returns to New York next weekend

From October 27-29, the wide world of sherry will be highlighted at events throughout the city, including dinners, seminars, and of course the Grand Tasting, featuring over 150 sherries, presented by representatives from the region’s finest bodegas, including Gonzalez Byass, Barbadillo, Bodegas Tradicion, Delgado Zuleta, Valdespino, La Guita, Real Tesoro, Williams & Humbert, Hidalgo - La Gitana, Fernando de Castilla, Lustau, Osborne, and more!

Feather-Weight Delicacy, Two-Ways
Valdespino Manzanilla Deliciosa En Rama Saca de Primavera Half-Bottles (2016 & 2017 bottlings)

As a category, Manzanillas are some of the most beautiful fino sherries around. Valdespino, of course, takes this to the next level. This is especially true with their Manzanilla En Rama bottling.

500 Bottles Made - Historic and Rare: 2000 Valdespino Macharnudo Alto Vintage Palo Cortado

Valdespino is one of the crown jewels of sherry country.

La Bota

Equipo Navazos
The story of Equipo Navazos and their La Bota sherries is an unusual one, in that originally there was absolutely no commercial ambition behind the endeavor. This was simply an effort by two sherry-loving friends to get their hands on some extraordinary amont