Stunning. A rich caramel brown shot through with green-yellow highlights. Rich and rounded and sweet nose, caramel and nuts with floral top notes. Rich, almost unctuous on the attack before brighter balancing acidity cuts through. Sweet but also with a hint of dry nuttiness. Very long, complex and hugely impressive. A true vin de meditation. *****
Sherry and Peking Duck (PDH, NYC): High toned aromatics with a bit of acetone. It's intensely sweet, PX-like with nutty, figgy and raisined flavours and impressive length, though doesn't have the elegance and polish that I would normally expect from a La Bota.
Jesus B @ 28-50 (28-50, London): Same barrel as la Bota Nº 19. Currently pencilled in as release 38 for late 2012. Bottled in half two days before tasting. Rich, caramel nose with that characteristic edge of creamy sweetness. Lots of complexity on the attack. There's a wonderful mix of complexity, smoothness and bite here. Wonderful. An intriguing almost intoxicatingly floral, creamy, expansive top note on the nose. Real energy. *****
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