And here are the TN’s:
OVNI Pedro Ximenez 2015, Montilla; Gentle Flor notes with fine fruit and an expansive finish. While I personally prefer the OVNI Palomino Fino version, this is pretty tasty too. 88 p.
La Bota de 67 de Florpower Más Acá MMXIV (Palomino from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, bottled in June 2016. 2800 bottles); A majestic wine from start to finish. This spent 20 months under Flor and it shows. It has a saline complexity and is just unique. Wonderful “food wine” too. Long and layered. 93 p.
La Bota de Manzanilla 71 (Palomino from Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, bottled in January 2017. 5000 bottles); Very fresh and while ca 8 years old, it still possesses an aromatic addition to its tell tale nutty and salty flavours. I wouldn’t mind seeing this with a few years of bottle age. 93+ p.
La Bota de Fino 68 Macharnudo Alto (Palomino from Valdespino, Jerez de la Frontera, bottled in June 2016. 6500 bottles); This tasted older than it is, definitely evolved with almond skin and dried flower components. Some heat on the finish but stil very interesting. 91 p.
La Bota de Fino Amontillado 45 (Pedro Ximenez from Pérez Barquero, Montilla, bottled in October 2013. 3500 bottles); Truly great stuff. It has an aged Fino character but rely entirely on secondary, aged aromas and flavours. However, on the palate, it’s still fresh as daisy, and nowhere near tiring. Many years left here. 95 p.
La Bota de Amontillado 58 Sanlucar (Palomino from Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, bottled in June 2015. 3000 bottles); Classic Amontillado in the glass, but still with a twist. More savoury. Meaty, even. Great, persistent, creamy finish. True sense of place. 96 p.
La Bota de Amontillado 61 Bota NO (Palomino from Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, bottled in August 2015. 2000 bottles, 500 ml); Best wine of the tasting. Complete. It has everything that Bota 58 offers, but with way more concentration and grace. I had this bottling once before, but it was not this great previously. Easy 99 p.
La Bota de Palo Cortado Viejísimo 51 Bota GF (Palomino from Gaspar Florido / Pedro Romero, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bottled in February 2014. 2000 bottles, 375 ml); So this is old, very old. Maybe up to 80 years old. And the nose of this rare bottle is mind boggling, 3-digit stuff, period. But its bottled at 22% ABV, and maybe the alcohol itself sort of extracts more bitterness form the barrels? That said, it’s drinking history, and that’s always a true treat. 97 p.