Parker Points for Jerez Wines

The expected Parker ratings  for new wines and vintages from Jerez and Manzanilla de Sanlúcar have arrived, allowing fans of these special wines to have the new scores by the end of 2014. 

There is no doubt that these are extraordinary vintages, not solely due to the hype that surrounds these wine, but because their release took place one year after Luis Gutierrez, the emissary of Robert Parker for Spain, Argentina and Chile, took office, replacing Neal Martin.

soleraA Jerez wine cellar, with its traditional system of “criaderas y soleras”. © DO Jerez –  Manzanilla

It seems that this ‘gap year’ has not changed in any way the quality of Jerez wines, nor those of Gutiérrez, since again, the assessments of these wines are more than excellent.

The average quality of the wines is spectacular, with 75% of the wines achieving over 90 Parker points, but the big news is that one wine has seized a precious 100 Parker points .

This is the La Bota de Amontillado 49 “Bota AR”an amontillado more than 80 years old, marketed by Team Navazos. This wine takes us directly into the past. A piece of history.

It is the Navazos Team wines which have become frontrunners in reviews by Gutierrez. Their project involving the recovery and the marketing of forgotten Jerez wines has been a great success- Parker scores 98 points or more for 4 of their wines.

In addition to La Bota de Amontillado 49 with 100 Parker points , La Bota de Palo Cortado 47 “Bota NO” has come close to perfection with 99 Parker points, whilst La Bota de Palo Cortado 48 “Bota Punta” and La Bota de Palo Cortado 51 “Bota GF ” both received a spectacular 98 Parker points.

A fitting tribute to the work  and ‘archeology’ of Team Navazos, and further evidence of the immense quality of world-class Jerez wines.

Click the following link if you want to see the rest of Jerez wines rated by Parker available on our website.

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