Wine of the Week
La Bota 41 de Palo Cortado Viejísimo
Every so often a wine stops all conversation at the dinner table and instead dominates it. This ‘bota’ or cask is one such Sherry. Equipos Navazos is run by two Sherry fanatics who find individual casks that are often overlooked, and bottle them as part of their range. They have unearthed many gems over the years and this Palo Cortado #41 is one of them. Rich, unctuous and powerful, you can’t guarantee all around the table will like it, but those that do will love it. It worked well with langoustines when we had it but will also go well with meat. The price means this is not your every-day drinking wine, but this Spanish sherry is surely up there among some of the greatest wines in the world.
The Equipo Navazos wines are available from www.vilaviniteca.es