An exploration of wine

575. Equipo Navazos, La Bota de Fino No. 24 Montilla, NV (2011)

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Book 4 Wine 575
£36.50; 15.6%

From a second batch of Equipo Navazos wines, courtesy of Lay & Wheeler. Technically a Montilla-Moriles DO rather than a Sherry, but nevertheless a very good wine: a complex, changing, aged Fino, that is verging on an Amontillado. The essence of saltiness, this one. Deep gold, with copper glints. Quite intense, complex and changing nose: putty, honey hints, almonds, salt, wax, oak and touches of olive brine (but subtle). Hint of green apple skin. Subtle. Intensely salty palate, but transforming into a powerful oaky and toasted almond profile. Full bodied Long, anchovy toast finish, with some slightly flinty mineral notes.

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