This complex and refreshing Sherry “en rama” (in the raw) is bone dry and was drawn from cask in February, 2013. It’s a clear golden straw color. The nose is fragrant with scents of honey, beeswax, white flower and salty almond. As it opens in the glass hints of green apple, buttery dough and savory tones of shiitake mushroom emerge. The attack is tangy, vibrant and expansive on the palate with underlying yeasty, honeyed richness at the core; nuanced with chalky minerality, lime pith and anise. The mouthfeel is smooth and ample, having taken on additional body since bottling, and flows into an exceedingly long, refined finish with lingering notes of roasted nut and brine. Beautifully balanced and the essence of Manzanilla. Or so we think.
SERVE WELL CHILLED
A stunning partner with sushi or oysters on the half shell. Great with all manner of seafood, whether raw, batter fried or with a classic sauce. Equally at home with olives, salted nuts, cheese, cured meats or charcuterie. It is also outstanding as the consummate apéritif or summer refreshment.
The name “I Think” is an homage to Charles Darwin as a symbol of the triumph of reason. It raises the question of what is true and untamed Manzanilla. And answers it very well, we think. While the “in the raw” nature of I Think is part of its intrinsic appeal, it will mature slowly like other fine wines when properly stored (in cool temperature controlled conditions), trading part of its freshness for elegant complexity; and evolve more toward the character of its La Bota brethren.
Equipo Navazos “I Think” Manzanilla en rama saca 2013
Press Ratings: Peñin 94
Appellation: Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda DO
Blend: 100% Palomino
Aging Level: -
Style: Manzanilla en rama
Aged approximately 4.5 years in barrel under flor in the solera method.
SWE Portfolio: Boutique Wine
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): Aged approximately 4.5 years in barrel under flor in the solera method.