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.
91/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Oct 31, 2013 Peach pit and nectarine skin notes course along, pushed by sea salt, singed orange rind and walnut accents. Shows lots of tangy nerve through the finish. Very refreshing, with excellent cut. 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
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker April 2019 The 2017 Trispol is from a much warmer and earlier harvest, and despite that, the wine feels fresher and has better integrated oak. It's quite pure and clean, with bright berry aromas, elegant and balanced. The palate is harmonious and has very tasty flavors, fine tannins and an almost salty finish. This is more elegant and more refined than the 2016 I tasted next to it. It feels more precise and vertical: they extracted less and did a softer vinification. This is still young and won't be released until the summer of 2019.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Apr 2012 The 2010 Trossos Tros Blanc is a pure Garnacha Blanca from 90-year-old, biodynamically farmed vines and is aged in 50% French oak. It has a creamy, almond and nougat-scented bouquet that stylishly combines the aromatic qualities of the grape variety with the new oak. The palate is harmonious, smooth and creamy, with pure scents of white chocolate, fresh apricot and quince leading to a delineated, precise, elegant finish. Excellent. Drink now-2016+.
92/100 Punkte Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2012 (100% garnatxa blanca, aged for ten months in large French oak casks): Light yellow-gold. Pungent, highly perfumed aromas of candied peach, poached pear, honey and vanilla, with a floral overtone and a hint of ginger. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet orchard fruit flavors and a bracing lemon pith quality. Finishes smooth, sappy and long, with lingering spiciness.
92/100 Punkte Parker May 2011 The 2008 Trossos Tros Blanc displays a similar aromatic and flavor profile but with slightly less concentration and length than the 2009. It will pair very well with rich fish and white meat courses.
92-94/100 Punkte Robert Parker May 2011 Portal del Priorat makes an outstanding white wine called Trossos Tros Blanc. The 2009 Trossos Tros Blanc was tasted from a tank sample but will be in bottle by the time of publication. It displays notions of buttered popcorn, vanilla, melon, pineapple, and other tropical aromas. This nicely proportioned effort displays a firm acid structure in the glass, layers of flavor, and exceptional length.