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Bodegas Tradición Amontillado Viejisimo NV, 0.375L
Palomino from Jerez, Andalucía

"The NV Amontillado Viejísimo Tradición is estimated to be over 80 years old on average, as it's a blend of vintages in a classical solera system. The name is still not clear; it could be called Amontillado Extra Viejo Tradición VORS but once opened it's a bit redundant to say that it's a VORS, meaning over 30 years old when the wine is clearly much, much older than that. Either way, it is a new, extremely old Amontillado. When Sherries are this old they tend to lose the character of any one style. It's not clear whether they are Amontillado, Palo Cortado or even Oloroso since the wine gets so concentrated and powerful that most of the time you can only say they are 'vino viejo', old wines. This wine is an exceptional case. It was sourced from an Almacenista from Sanlúcar, so most likely it was a Manzanilla in its early days. It's fine, built like a wardrobe with everything in large doses, but all of it in place and in balance. It has plenty of balsamic, cigar ash, peat, smoky aromas with some notes of oak coming through with time in the glass. It's sharp, extreme, really salty, with a clear marine, Sanlúcar origin. It was bottled unfiltered at 24,87% alcohol and over 3 grams of sugar, but it feels completely dry, the extreme age concentrates everything. . ." 99 Points Wine Advocate

Available: 1

Price: $225.00

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  • 99WA

Bodegas Tradición Oloroso Añada 1975, 0.75L
Palomino from Jerez, Andalucía

"There is one more bottling of the 1975 Oloroso Tradición Añada from bota number one of the seven they still have from 1975. They filled 275 bottles, numbered and marked as L 1/17 (lot number one from 2017) in May 2017. The wine was released in September 2017. The single-harvest wines show more development than the soleras and they tend to have a more marked oxidative character. There are tons of hazelnuts, a spirity note and a volatile hint. The nose feels like an Oloroso but the palate has an unusual finesse, great freshness and could be considered a Palo Cortado by many, perfectly integrated and subtle. These wines are almost indestructible, but finding a bottle is already a challenge. . ." 95 Points Wine Advocate

Available: 1

Price: $260.00

Quantity:

  • 95WA

Bodegas Tradición Palo Cortado VORS 30 Years NV, 0.75L
Palomino from Jerez, Andalucía

Available: 6

Price: $110.00

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  • ..

Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo De Borja 2015, 0.75L
Grenache from Campo de Borja, Aragon

"Round and juicy, this lively red shows ripe flavors of kirsch and mulled plum, with chocolate and licorice accents. Heady but not heavy, with bright acidity and spicy and floral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2022." ​92 Points Wine Spectator

Available: 4

Price: $35.99

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  • 92WS

Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo De Borja Veraton 2014, 0.75L
Grenache from Campo de Borja, Aragon

"Much brighter and fresher than the other garnachas from this producer with herbal, orange peel and delicate berry notes. The tannins are fresh and almost crisp, easily balancing the full body. Long dry finish of some complexity." 93 Points James Suckling

Available: 2

Price: $25.99

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  • 93JS

Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo De Borja Veraton 2015, 0.75L
Grenache from Campo de Borja, Aragon

Available: 13

Price: $24.99

Quantity:

  • 92WS

Raúl Pérez Bierzo Ultreia Saint Jacques 2016, 0.75L
Mencia from Bierzo, Castilla y León

"This plump red shows good depth, with ripe flavors of black cherry and red plum supported by vanilla and licorice notes in a plush texture. Well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced, in a fruit-forward style." 90 Points Wine Spectator

Available: 4

Price: $15.95

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  • 90WS

Teso La Monja Almirez 2010, 0.75L
Tempranillo from Toro, Castilla y León

Available: 15

Price: $18.99

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  • 92NM

Alegre Valganon Rioja Tinto 2015, 0.75L
Tempranillo / Grenache from Rioja, La Rioja

 "The 2015 Rioja from Alegre Valgañón is only the fifth vintage for the husband and wife team of Oscar Alegre and Eva Valgañón, who produce a small number of cases from the three hectares of vines that they farm in the far western end of the Rioja region. Or sort of their fifth vintage, as they made and bottled a bit of wine in their inaugural vintage of 2010, then lost both 2011 and 2012 when the cellars where their tanks were stored in were inadvertently blended in with the wines from the winery where they were storing their tanks. They did not bottle anything in the difficult vintage of 2013 and 2014 was their first to get rolling again after the small quantity of 2010 that they bottled. Their vineyards sit at an altitude of 580 meters above sea level and this is one of the coolest corners of Rioja, with their blended Rioja made from a blend of seventy-five percent tempranillo and twenty-five percent garnacha. The wines are aged quite uniquely for Rioja, in older French barriques and demi-muids, as the couple wishes to make wines in the classic manner that predates the arrival of the French winemakers to Rioja in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Their 2015 Tinto is excellent, offering up a deep and complex nose of black cherries, Rioja spice tones, a bit of espresso, a fine base of soil, cigar smoke and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and moderately tannic today, with an excellent core, fine tangy acids and excellent focus and grip on the nascently complex finish. This is approachable today, but is really built to cellar and will not properly blossom without five or six years of bottle age. It is an excellent wine from an exciting new winemaking couple in the firmament of old school Rioja." John Gilman, View From the Cellar

Available: 2

Price: $18.95

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  • 93JG

Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Especial 1986, 0.75L
Viura / Malvasia from Rioja Alta, La Rioja

“I have been terribly excited about this wine since I first learned that (part of) it was still in cement waiting to be bottled in September 2013. I consider the rare white Castillo Ygay one of the greatest white wines ever produced in Spain, and the 1986 Castillo Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial is a great addition to the portfolio of the winery--an historic wine that is coming back to life. I did a vertical tasting of many of the old, historic vintages of this wine, and they are included in a separate article in this very same issue. This 1986 had seen the light as a limited early release bottled in 1992 and sold around 1995, and some bottles might still be found in the market. But most of it remained unbottled and was kept at the winery, where it stayed in oak for 21 years, followed by some six years in cement vats until it was bottled. It has 13.5% alcohol, an extremely low pH of 2.98 and 6.75 grams of acidity (tartaric). It has a very subtle nose and it's a bit shy, a little closed at first. It was only bottled one and a half years ago, and it's not crazy to say that the wine is showing extremely young. The wine shows more open the day after, when it has developed some nuances of mushrooms and verbena tea. This is mostly Viura with perhaps a pinch of Malvasía Riojana (aka Alarije). The palate is both powerful and elegant, with superb acidity and great length, with volume and sharpness, with a mineral, umami-driven finish. It fills your mouth, tickles your taste buds and makes you salivate. There is nothing negative about the wine; there is no excess oak, nothing blurry, nothing to improve... perhaps the bottle used! I think this is a perfect wine. It seems to be getting younger and younger with time in the glass; it seems to be getting more focused and sharper, and I have no doubt the wine will evolve and last for a very, very, very long time in bottle. I kept the opened bottle for almost one week and the wine didn't move one inch--no oxidation or any signs of fatigue. Having tasted many other vintages, including the also perfect 1919 (which is still going strong at age 97), I have no doubt we're talking about a white for the next 50 years. Looking at the older vintages, I might even be underestimating its life span. The potential next release could be the 1998 in no less than ten years' time.” Wine Advocate 100 Points

“This is a triumph. An amazing white showing roasted pineapple, dried apple, flowers and hints of lemon curd on the nose. Hints of almonds, too. Full-body, closed and tight with amazing depth and beauty. Waxy, salty, and creamy. Goes on for minutes. 21 years in wood, seven in concrete and then about three years in bottle. First year since 1978. Viura with a hint of malvasia. I have the same mind-tingling sensation tasting this as tasting the 1964 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Blanco. Another perfect wine.” James Suckling 100 Points

Available: 1

Price: $549.95

Quantity:

  • 100WA

Bodegas el Nido Clio 2016, 0.75L
Mourvèdre / Cabernet Sauvignon from Jumilla, Murcia

Available: 17

Price: $39.99

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Bodegas el Nido Clio 2016, 1.5L
Mourvèdre / Cabernet Sauvignon from Jumilla, Murcia

Available: 3

Price: $94.99

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Bodgeas Olivares Altos de la Hoya Monastrell 2015, 0.75L
Monastrell from Jumilla, Murcia

"The 2015 Monastrell Altos de la Hoya is dry-farmed, ungrafted, old Monastrell with some 5% Garnacha fermented in 10,000-liter stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and aged in used barriques and larger oak vats for six to eight months. This is more serious and has more depth and concentration, with black fruit and the oak nicely integrated into the wine. There are mineral notes of graphite and earth and a medium-bodied palate with fine-grained tannins and a tasty finish. 200,000 bottles produced." Wine Advocate 90 Points

Available: 20

Price: $11.99

Quantity:

  • 90WA