Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Score one for Peter and Levi

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada "1/15" Nº 10
OK, now this is more like it. My last bottle of this seemed confused. After reading a tweet from Levi about a great bottle that he and Peter Liem had enjoyed, I decided to open one of mine at Bar Mateo, the new tapas bar downtown. We drank this out of red wine glasses instead of sherry glasses and it helped the wine to blossom, we also followed it over the course of several hours. It has a cool copper color and the nose is a million things at once. The most salient feature of the wine is the umami-like quality it has on the palate. The nose has saline notes that give way to raw almond skin and then to dried yellow fruitcake like fruits. Went really well with most of the food but especially well with some Iberico and Johnston County Mangalista ham. I don't have any idea whether to age this or not. I have a few more bottles that it will be hard not to drink soon.

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