93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2018 The exceptional NV Adorado is a product of the past, as it's a wine that is said not to have been touched since 1967. It's a blend of the three classical grapes from Rueda#Verdejo, Palomino and Viura. There is more volatility, more intensity and pungency here, but also more finesse and depth and even more elegance. It matured in a solera system for a very long time, and initially, it must have been aged under flor yeasts. It's 16% alcohol but was originally fortified to 17%, and it's very dry and tasty. There are some 2,000 bottles of this, apparently only magnums. Wines like this are almost eternal.
93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2019 A solera that delivers such complex and richly nutty, leathery aromas leading to a dry, minerally palate that has a very rich, layered and crisp, salty build to the finish. Drink now.
93/100 Punkte Wine Spectator June 30, 2018 Enticing, with green tea, ginger, toasted sesame, caramel and date flavors that glide through, with finely stitched acidity and a flattering flash of sweetness. Delivers understated elegance. Drink now.
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.
96/100 Wine Spectator, December 2018 Gorgeous, with warm plum reduction and gently steeped raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors forming the core, all inlaid with warm ganache and smoldering tobacco accents. Very plush in feel, but has no lack of energy, as everything sails beautifully through the long finish. A late echo of anise completes the seduction. Best from 2035 through 2055.
96/100 Punkte James Suckling May 2018 Very complex with dried flowers and roses. Full-bodied, very layered and tightly wound. Chewy and powerful. Firm and off-dry. Needs five or six years to soften. Beauty. Try in 2024.