I also previewed the first ever Manzanilla Pasada from Navazos to be released exclusively in magnum (there have been a bunch of magnums from the Navazos-Niepoort wines, though), the NV La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 70 Mágnum. This is a little younger than the other bottlings of Manzanilla Pasada, and also a little lighter. Eduardo Ojeda started putting some wines away in the Calle Misericordia winery, some 41 casks that were turned into criaderas of the manzanilla pasada; and from those casks, he selected 2,000 liters that put into two 1,000-liter barrels that are thought to be over 100 years of age. The wine can be around ten-years-old. They also sourced a younger wine to make the magnums more affordable. It has the more oxidative character than the older wines, as if the begging of the oxidative phase is somehow disturbing after the long biological aging. The wine shows much better in the palate where you find a solid wine. This is a younger brother (or sister) of the older manzanillas pasadas, which should develop nicely once it is bottled - and especially in magnum. They expect to fill 1,300 magnums from two 1,000-liter barrels.
(93 - 96) points, Luis Gutierrez (April 2016)
Gorgeous, with a range of dried chamomile, orange blossom and bitter almond notes that are fine-gauged, while hints of dried quince, walnut and peach pit fill in on the finish. Has zip, weight and a smoky backdrop, making this very distinctive.
94 points, Wine Spectator (2017)