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Advent Calendar 2020

1955 Solera Palo Cortado

Bodegas Perez Barquero · Montilla-Moriles · Andalucia · Spain

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate
I guess the market pressure (there's even a documentary film called El Misterio del Palo ...
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1955 · Solera Palo Cortado · Bodegas Perez Barquero · Montilla-Moriles · Andalucia · Spain ·

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95
I guess the market pressure (there's even a documentary film called El Misterio del Palo Cortado) made them release the first Palo Cortado I've seen from Pérez Barquero, the NV 1955 Palo Cortado Solera Cincuentenario. The back label explains that the wine started its life as a Fino with a biological phase under flor, so that might be the explanation for a saltier palate than the Oloroso from the same range. These wines are not from 1955 and in fact, they are not vintage wines, they are a multi-vintage blend aged in a solera that hypothetically would have been started around 50 years after the winery was created in 1905, hence the brand name 1955. This is quite similar to the Oloroso, in fact I would have had problems pronouncing it a Palo Cortado, and it would be difficult to say more than that it is a great old oxidative wine with great elegance, concentration and power. The initial bottling is 200 bottles and they plan to do more batches of the same size, always clearly identified on the front label.
I finally visited Pérez Barquero and some of their vineyards in Moriles Alto and the Sierra de Montilla mountains, where they own some 100 hectares of vineyards. We had an (almost running) tour of some of their vineyards, bodegas and soleras; in the end I decided their old wines deserved more time and attention, so I tasted them at home over the course of various days. My visit was very pertinent and just in time, as they are releasing their limited production Solera Fundacional some ten years after the first bottling, and also a new bottling of four old wines. This traditional house produces superb wines that usually represent very good value, too, and tend to fly under the radar, perhaps because of their old style image of bottles and labels. The older wines seem even better balanced and more elegant than the original release (which is differentiated by just a B on the left bottom corner of the labels, as the original release was named A). Pérez Barquero is one of the greatest and most consistent wineries in the whole of Andalucía and they deserve a much higher recognition for their great wines.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Sub-region Sub-region Montilla-Moriles
Alcohol content Alcohol content 12.5 %
Bodegas Perez Barquero

Bodegas Perez Barquero

Situated in the finest areas of the Sierra de Montilla and Moriles Alto, Bodegas Pérez Barquero offers a wide range of quality fortified and sweet wines. Founded in 1905, the vineyards lie between the Guadalquivir, Guadajoz and Genil rivers in Andalucía. The combination of geographical and climatic conditions creates the ideal environment to cultivate the Pedro Ximénez varietal – which is their main grape. While the 100-hectare estate also grows other aromatic red and white varieties, Pérez Barquero is best known for their Pedro Ximénez creations. The bodegas very rare bottles of Amontillado, Oloroso and PX NV Soleras, with the oldest wines dating back to 1905, are as good as it gets. Robert Parker notes “Pérez Barquero is one of the greatest and most consistent wineries in the whole of Andalucía and they deserve a much higher recognition for their great wines.” ...
Montilla-Moriles

Montilla-Moriles

Andalucía is home to the famed dessert wines of Montilla-Moriles. As the northernmost vinous DO (Denominación de Origen) in Andalucía, the region is centered around the towns of Montilla and Moriles, and lies about 45km south of Córdoba and 100km north of the Mediterranean coast of Málaga. Encompassing an area of about 40km wide, the appellation benefits from a hot and dry climate, very similar to Jerez, Spain’s sherry country. Possibly the hottest area on the Iberian Peninsula, these climatic factors are ideal for achieving prime ripeness of fruit. The landscape for the most part is flat and scattered with wheat fields, olive groves and vineyards. In general, Montilla-Moriles is known for their rich dessert wines made from the Pedro Ximénez varietal and are usually not fortified. These wines are classified by their style, from Joven Afrutado (young and fruity), to Fino (dry and nutty), Amontillado (sweet and complex), Palo Cortado (rich yet crisp), and Oloroso (richest and darkest). Apart from these wines, the region produces another dessert wine, from extremely ripe Moscatel grapes, and brandies from Airen. ...

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