By: Joe Manekin
K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer
Short and to the point offer today for some extremely limited wines.....
Most anyone who has an open mind and a knowledge of fine wine has some familiarity with Equipo Navazos. What can be said about these Sherries that hasn't already been mentioned in the press and by wine lovers of all types? From professional Champagne writers to leading Spanish journalists, younger restaurant wine buyers to more seasoned collectors, Equipo Navazos has earned praise for days and extra days. These are not only some of Spain's best wines, but the best bottlings are paradigm shifting examples of their style, and make ideal, cerebral introductions to the delicious, if complicated and challenging, world of Sherry.
Equipo Navazos consists of a partnership between Jesús Barquin and Eduardo Ojeda. The proprietors use their connections in the Sherry trade to pick some of their favorite barrels from a small group of top bodegas. These barrels are then bottled with the lightest of filtrations, and the resulting wines are truly outstanding and distinctive versions of their respective style. They are also capable of improving with bottle age. I love both of these wines, though it's the manzanilla pasada (in its earlier #10 iteration) which has been amongst my favorite wines of all time. Both of these, though, are awesome and have my highest recommendation.
Equipo Navazos La Bota de Fino #18 Macharnudo Alta Jerez - $39.99
Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada #30 Sanlucar de Barrameda - $59.99
Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer
K&L Wine Merchants
Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748