94/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019 They didn't produce this wine in 2010, so I tasted the 2011 Serral del Vell from a warm and dry year, which is reflected in the wine. It is slightly more evolved and a little more oxidative, with diesel-like and camphor aromas, keeping the verticality, austerity and minerality typical of this vineyard. It has great complexity and pungent flavors and a long, mineral finish. 15,000 bottles produced.
94+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Dec 2017 As with many other wines from the José Estévez group, there is a special bottling of Valdespino's flagship NV Fino Inocente in magnum, but in this case they have kept the bottles for six months as the wine is from the saca otoño 2016, the autumn bottling from 2016. So the wine is offered with some extra bottle age. It has all that you expect from Inocente, a long aging wine fermented in bota from grapes grown exclusively in the Macharnudo Alto vineyard and bottled with an average age of ten years. All the textbook aromas and flavors are there, coupled with the elegance and mineral intensity the Macharnudo white chalky soils provide. Customers who purchase one of this scarce magnums probably know Inocente already. This will have a longer development in bottle. Only 600 magnums were filled in the autumn of 2016.
93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2019 Persistent, dried apples, hints of rosemary, salt and cream, following through to a medium body, creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Subtle yet complex aftertaste. Drink now.
94/100 Punkte Falstaff okt-nov 2014 Mittleres Mahagoni, grüngelbe Reflexe. Zart nussig unterlegte Holzwürze, zart nach Kräutern und kandierten Orangen, etwas Nougat. Der Wein ist saftig, verfügt über eine samtige Textur, gut eingebundene Süsse und finessenreiche Säure. Gross im Ausdruck.
91/100 Punkte Wines Spectator Oct 31, 2013 Anise, date, orange bitters and toffee notes are nicely melded together, with a slightly sweet edge that carries the fruitcake- and Christmas pudding-framed finish. Drink now.
92/100 Punkte James Suckling An ethereal wine showing black fruit, rosemary, thyme and earth undertones. Pepper, too. Medium-bodied with soft, low-intensity tannins and a fresh, golden-apple-like finish. Drink now.
94/100 Punkte Robert Parker Apr 2019 The red Callet 2017 Sòtil, which means roof in Mallorquin, wants to show lightness and freshness, a more ethereal wine, if you want the opposite of their Tripsol. The grapes are selected from vines in Felanitx on red soils and part from the 67-year-old d#Es Pou de Sa Carrera vineyard in Porreres. 2017 was an unusually warm and early harvest (they started on the 9th of August, their earliest ever). The mostly destemmed and uncrushed grapes with 10% full clusters fermented in open-top 500-liter oak barrels and had a 20-day maceration. The wine matured in a combination of barriques, amphorae and stainless steel tanks. The wine has moderate alcohol (12%), a pale bright ruby color and an intoxicating nose of flowers and herbs#violets, lilies, rockrose, thyme and all things Mediterranean. There is something wild and authentic about it. The palate is superb; it has great finesse with filigree and is nicely textured with very fine tannins, great purity
91/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2016 Brilliant ruby. Pungent and complex, redolent of smoke- and mineral-accented cherry liqueur and cassis, with emerging pipe tobacco, dark chocolate and licorice notes. The palate opens up slowly, revealing bitter cherry and violet pastilles, along with spicecake, coconut and a sharpening peppery nuance. Fine-grained tannins and a sexy floral edge give shape to a long, incisive finish.
91/100 Punkte Vinous, Jan 2017 (fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in used French and American oak casks of varying size) Ruby-red. Ripe blueberry, incense and potpourri on the perfumed nose, joined by woodsmoke and allspice nuances that build in the glass. Sweet and seamless in the mouth; intense red and blue fruit liqueur flavors deepen and spread out slowly on the back half. Discreet tannins come in late to shape the long, spice-tinged finish.