A Fino on its first steps toward becoming an Amontillado, a wine traditionally labeled by winemakers and connoisseurs as Fino Amontillado. This is an old wine that expresses like no other, through the action of time, the stunning chalky soils of the best Pedro Ximénez vineyards in the Montilla ridge.
Telltale notes of early stages of amontillamiento, as well as the concentration of aromas and flavors, evidence its notable age—estimated above 15 years. But there is no question this is still a fino, aged under a fragile layer of flor that time has darkened, weakened, and partly torn into patches. La Bota de Fino (Amontillado) number 24 is a fascinating wine, deep and elegant, as well as exceptionally versatile on the dinner table. Taken from the casks in October 2013 and bottled in November 2013, unfined and virtually unfiltered, its beautiful golden color is the one it exhibits straight from the butt.