Viejo Cream, “La Bota 79”, “Bota NO”, Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
La Bota #79 was withdrawn from a “Bota NO” (“Bota NO” is a cellar designation meaning that the barrel should never be filled with new wine) from a nine-cask solera in Jerez de la Frontera whose origins date back over a century. Early on in this solera’s history, dry oloroso was blended with sweet Pedro Ximénez—following the traditional model of cream Sherry—and several generations worth of aging has allowed the contents of these casks to integrate their flavors thrillingly. Rather than feeling like a dry oxidative wine with sweetness tacked on, it unfolds its silken, honeyed flavors—made profound with time—in gentle swells. 21.5% alcohol; bottled October 2017; 950 bottles (375ml) produced.
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