Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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110 SHERRY Sherry has undergone a renaissance in the last decade, the likes of which we have never seen before. unearThing perFecTion! T his once popular fortified wine was all but forgotten about by the general public. Yet collectors, enthusiasts and sommeliers would share their rare bottlings among a select few. This is where Jesús Barquín and Eduardo Ojeda came in, along with a group of passionate collectors. Constantly on the hunt for rare and sometimes forgotten casks throughout Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto, the idea came to them that these gems should be bottled and shared with the world. The thought that an 80-year old Sherry may be resting, all but forgotten, in a Spanish cellar may seem unthinkable, yet that's exactly what had happened. Of course, the rebirth of and new found popularity of Sherry didn't happen overnight, but now ten years later and it is all the craze. These are some of the rarest, most highly sought after wines in the world, and once each limited bottle is gone—it's gone forever. ✦ equipo navazos la Bota de Amontillado Bota A.R. 49 Andalucia nv (375ml) wA 100 » $134 "The breathtaking NV La Bota de Amontillado Bota A.R. 49 is an extremely old Amontillado - around 80 years old ...What a beast! The aroma fills the room as soon as you pour a glass ...The palate is powerful, intense, concentrated and extreme...But what is remarkable is that within its brutality it's astonishingly balanced...This is truly world class. Grab it while (and if) you can!" (1996007) equipo navazos la Bota de Palo Cortado viejisimo 41 (375ml) wA 98 » $134 "...A very special wine. Bota NO is the name given to specific casks that are usually reserved for the owners of the wineries and are kept under lock and key so nobody can take any wine from them...very complex, expressive...with extreme concentration with finesse...An exceptional, extreme, brutal (but delicate) wine." (1991004)

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