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N.V. Equipo Navazos Jerez-Xérès-Sherry La Bota de Fino "Macharnudo Alto" Nº 18

Palomino Fino

  • Spain
  • Andalucía
  • Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

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Community Tasting Note

  • Paul S wrote: 93 points

    October 30, 2010 - Black Glass Society: Chapitre du Fresh and Alive (aka Oyster, Seafood and Karaoke) (Pine Close, followed by Jumbo Seafood): Another excellent bottle from Equipo Navazos. Did not go quite as well with the oysters as I thought it would, but when paired with fried prawn fritters - incredible. Lovely nose. Super complex, with oxidative notes dancing out of the glass alongside dried fig scents, caramel, wet wood, lemon peel, grapefruit and wafts of dried flower. Palate was bright and fresh, with a lemony backdrop, upon which lovely notes of spice, kumquats and preserved fig peel that played across the mouth, alongside a serious mineral backbone. Pitch perfect balance just called out for another sip, and another sip. There was a sense of saline concentration on the back-palate, where the wine shifted gears into a smooth, agreeable finish with plenty of length on it. Not super punchy, this instead slides away with bittersweet almonds, a nice briney kiss and a little linger of sweet yellow fruit. A lovely fino - really first class.

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  • sweetstuff commented:

    12/31/15, 10:32 AM - I had a wonderful time with Peter Ruhrberg in Cologne in October, and came away with my first Navajos bottling as a gift from him. I see you've been there years before me. Count me as a fan.

    John Trombley

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