Pedro Ximénez, “La Bota 56”, “Bota NO”, Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Norwegian Sherry aficionado and friend of Equipo Navazos Jan Pettersen has managed the historic and small Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla for over two decades. Upon assuming his post, Jan acquired some extremely old Pedro Ximénez casks—emptied of their contents but still containing a dense syrup of PX at the bottom. He replenished these casks with younger PX, which over the ensuing years has developed beautifully, picking up the savory complexity of the old wines with which it slowly integrated. Astonishingly dense yet with an inner freshness, La Bota #56—a selection from these very casks—sports an average wine age of over 40 years. 15% alcohol; bottled March 2015; 1,200 bottles (375ml) produced.