Navazos I Think Manzanilla (375ml)
From the stellar Equipo Navazos stable, this Manzanilla comes from a 60-strong cask selection made by Navazos founders' Jesus Barquin and Eduardo Ojeda that was plucked from the production of La Guita, one of the most famous (and finest) Manzanilla producers (and where Ojeda oversees production in his role as the Technical Director of José Estévez).
As always, this current bottling was drawn from its barrels, en rama (directly). This is how Manzanilla used to be bottled before sterile filtering became the standard in Jerez. The current batch was bottled in July this year (you can find the bottling month and year on the back label if you look carefully!) and it's a wonderfully potent, briny yet seductive wine with a deep, silky texture and plenty of sustained, tangy drive.