Thursday, 26 January 2017

26.1.17 Guía Peñín Tasters in Jerez; Fortified Masters Sherry Results

As is habitual the tastings for the guide’s next edition, the 2018, have begun at the Consejo in Jerez. It takes the team six months to get round all the Denominaciones de Origen so they have to start early. The last edition covered a record number of over 11,500 wines. They always begin with wines which are generally non-vintage –Sherry and Cava - allowing more time for some of the other wines which will be available in 2018 to be finished. In the 2017 guide these two denominaciones produced the two best wines: Amontillado Reliquia from Barbadillo and Cava Enoteca Gramona 2001, both scoring 99 points. Guía Peñín is THE guide to Spanish wines and is available in 20 countries in Spanish, English and German, both on paper and online.

The Fortified Masters is a competition run by Drinks Business Magazine open only to fortified wines. Four highly qualified and experienced judges tasted the wines blind and were extremely impressed with the general quality, awarding 20% of the entries a Master and a third of them a Gold. The results for Sherry are listed below:
Bodegas Osborne Amontillado Solera AOS VOS
Bodegas Osborne Pedro Ximénez VORS
Bodegas Arfe Palo Cortado de la Cruz de 1767
Bodegas Lustau Palo Cortado Almacenista Cayetano del Pino
Bodegas Lustau Oloroso Emperatriz Eugenia
Bodegas Lustau Manzanilla Pasada Almacenista Cuevas Jurado 1/80
Bodegas Lustau Old East India Solera

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