The most prestigious wine critics recognize the effort of the firm from Sanlúcar The joint commitment of Bodegas Barbadillo with the conservation of the old soleras of Marco de Jerez, and with the most modern innovation, have
recently resulted in great criticism in international specialized media of enormous prestige. Recently with Jancis Robinson and now with the latest trip to the region by Luis Gutiérrez, wine critic for the North American The Wine Advocate for Robert Parker.
Luis Gutiérrez describes Barbadillo as one of the most dynamic traditional producers. This phrase undoubtedly recognizes the constant effort that the company from Sanlúcar has been developing for many decades. Without going any further, the current Director of Production, Montserrat Molina, already joined the winery in 1997 with the specific objective of establishing an oenological innovation department.
Likewise, Gutiérrez points out that in the last seven years, Barbadillo has gone from selling three Manzanillas to offering ten different ones. Each one of them with a complementary philosophy within the world of organic breeding, the true formula for success in the region for almost 300 years. Within the diversification of this type of biological aging that Barbadillo offers to the most interested consumer, are Nave Trinidad, Pastora, and Manzanilla ÁS from Mirabrás Sumatorio. Three novelties that have very good scores in the new list of Robert Parker.
Together with the diversification of the wines with this type of biological aging, the work with the innovation corresponding to the new whites of the Marco de Jerez is offering results in the form of four labels that once again obtain the good review of Luis Gutiérrez. Sábalo, Mirabrás, Patinegro and ÁS de Mirabrás appear with very good comments and scores. These four wines suggest a very intense attitude of commitment to the renewal of proposals in the area and its search for new consumers. They are four very different wines that add richness to the search for the best ways to achieve high-quality whites.
Finally, and beyond the diversification and innovation work with which Barbadillo fully identifies, there is the knowledge of the very old boots that can be kept in a firm like Barbadillo, with more than 200 years of history in the hands of the same founding family. As a result of this conservation work, Luis Gutiérrez meets with a
magnificent rating two product lines. The first of these are the so-called “Relics”, ancient soleras that after tasting reissue the highest distinction for Palo Cortado.
The second line is what Barbadillo calls the Unique Boots range. One of these wines: the Palo Cortado San Roberto, stands as the other highly valued within the magnificent group of old wines from the winery, once again achieving a score of 100 points.
For her part, Tamlyn Currin, taster for the prestigious Jancis Robinson publication, with special relevance in Great Britain, recently presented her fantastic evaluations for the San Roberto and for the Ataman range of vermouths and quinados.
THE WINE ADVOCATE
- Palo Cortado San Roberto – 100 points
- Palo Cortado Relic – 100 points
- Amontillado San Roberto Single Boot 1/2 – 98 points
- Relic Amontillado – 98 points
- Palo Cortado Arboledilla – 97 points
- Amontillado San Roberto Single Boot 2/2 – 96 points
- Pedro Ximénez Reliquia – 96 points
- Oloroso Relic – 95 points
- Manzanilla Pastora Pastora – 94 points
- Blanco As de Mirabrás 2019 – 94 points
- Blanco Mirabrás 2016 – 93 points
- Fine Chamomile on the Trinidad branch – 92 points
- Crianza white Mirabrás 2019 – 92 points
- White with breeding Patinegro 2020 – 91 points
- Albariza white ÁS from Mirabrás 2020 – 90 points
- Albariza white Sábalo 2021 – 90 points
- Amontillado San Roberto Single Boot 1/2 – 20 / 20 points
- Palo Cortado San Roberto – 19.5 / 20 points
- Hetman Anger 19 / 20
- Hetman V 19.5 / 20
- Amontillado San Roberto Single Boot 2/2 – 18 / 20 points
- Ataman Vermouth new formulation 18 / 20
Bodegas Barbadillo would like to thank Luis Gutierrez, Tamlyn Currin and all the wine critics who regularly pass through the Marco de Jerez, their commitment to the area’s wines, their love and delicacy when assessing proposals that, because they are so special and personal, they need careful informative work of this type prescribers to be known