La Bota 54 de Fino “Macharnudo Alto”

Saca of June 2014
D.O. Jerez – Xérès – Sherry
15% alc. – 75cl
Valdespino
Jerez de la Frontera
Production: 5,500 bottles

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La Bota de Fino 54 “Macharnudo Alto” is a saca made in June 2014 from the same batch of casks that already gave us the six previous editions of La Bota de Fino. This new release, of an estimated average age of ten years, comes now from a selection of casks of the solera and the second criadera. The nose shows very complex and intense aromas, and a remarkable roundness in the palate (the traditional buttery touch of old finos) as a result of the autolysis of dead “flor” yeasts resting on the bottom of the vessel. This is particularly true of the solera, where the flor is almost exhausted, while in the second criadera the yeast is still very lively and active, which provides the spiciness and pungency that are also notable features of this extraordinary wine.

This is a wine for connoisseurs, bottled almost unfiltered in order to preserve its golden color and racy character. It can be decidedly enjoyed upon release, but its evolution in bottle will continue to delight consumers for many years, provided it is stored with the same care as any other fine white wine.

It performs best at temperatures ranging from 10º C, where it shows a lighter and fresher profile, to 13º C, where it fully displays its rich and complex aromatic range. On the table it is a most versatile wine, successfully matching a wide array of diverse foods: of course Ibérico ham, but also seafood dishes, shepherd’s pie, “a feira” octopus, grilled vegetables, not too mature farm cheeses…

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