The recent review of Sherry wines published at the end of December 2017 in the internationally acclaimed Wine Advocate has yielded some outstanding results for González Byass sherries, scoring +90 points across the board for its premium Sherries.
The full range of González Byass premium Sherries has gained top scores in the latest edition of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gaining over 90 points for some of its best-known wines.
The Las Palmas selection, from the 2016 saca selected by Antonio Flores, Master Blender and Gerard Basset MW & MS, performed extremely well with Cuatro Palmas scoring 96 points and the Tres and Dos Palmas scoring 93 points. Una Palma was given 91+ points.
Additionally, Alfonso 1/6, a recent, rare release from the González Byass, did particularly well being awarded 95 points. This fine, aged Oloroso, was launched last year and is the first limited edition Sherry from the Finite Wines collection, of which only 1 cask of 6 has been bottled. Lying undiscovered for more than 40 years in González Byass cellars in Jerez, Spain, this wine is irreplaceable.
The Tío Pepe Fino En Ramas from 2016 and 2017 also performed well in the rating gaining 90 and 91+ points, respectively. Commenting on the wines Luis Gutiérrez, the Wine Advocate’s Spanish wine specialist, said, “I had the chance to compare two bottlings of the briny NV Tío Pepe Fino en Rama. It starts with a nose that combines notes of albero sand (the one used for bullfighting rings and cellar floors), esparto grass and some nutty undertones. The palate is dry and intense with pungent flavors, good complexity and depth for a four-year-old Fino. There is a notch more concentration and nuance here plus a wide, long, velvety texture and a salty aftertaste. 16,990 bottles were filled in April 2017. This is very good value and an excellent introduction to the en rama category of Fino Sherry.”