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Pando Fino

NV/MV Spain Jerez
91 Points

The new bottling of NV Fino Pando has a golden color, which reflects a wine with less filtration. The problem is that these bottles are impossible to identify, as there is no mention on the labels about bottling date or saca, but it's bottled with an average age of five years under flor. It's expressive and elegant with aromas of esparto grass, olives, sea breeze and chalk. The palate is medium-bodied with pungent flavors and with a strong, chalky mineral finish with a strong bitter twist. -L.G.

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Wine Advocate September 2022
Pando Fino

"Don Zoilo" Pedro Ximenez

NV/MV Spain Jerez
90 Points

The textbook sweet NV Don Zoilo Pedro Ximénez 15 Years Old has a dark mahogany color and an expressive note with notes of raisins, dried plums and dates and a touch of sweet spices, dark chocolate and espresso coffee. It has a lush and round palate with moderate acidity, velvety and sweet, with 18% alcohol and 430 grams of sugar. –L.G.

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Wine Advocate September 2022
"Don Zoilo" Pedro Ximenez

"Don Zoilo" Oloroso

NV/MV Spain Jerez
90 Points

The NV Don Zoilo Oloroso 15 Años underwent an oxidative aging in oak cask to give it a round and lush texture, fortified to 18% alcohol but kept dry. It's nutty and has notes of peach skin. It's aromatic (Oloroso!) with notes of oak, spicy and smoky with balance and elegance. The wine seems to get better with each new bottling; they are fine-tuning small details. –L.G.

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Wine Advocate September 2022
"Don Zoilo" Oloroso

"Don Zoilo" Amontillado

NV/MV Spain Jerez
91 Points

The NV Don Zoilo Amontillado 15 Años has an average age of 15 years, produced by the soleras and criaderas system of vintage blending and comes from Fino that has lost the veil of yeast. It has 19% alcohol but very good acidity and freshness, which makes it accessible and easy to drink. It's very tasty, with nutty flavors and some varnish notes. It's approachable and affordable with good typicity. –L.G.

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Wine Advocate September 2022
"Don Zoilo" Amontillado

Special Reserve

2019 Israel Upper Galilee
90 Points

Elegant and balanced, with sweet vanilla, fresh tobacco and cracked pepper infusing a base of red cassis and plum. Savory acidity and a subtle sanguine undercurrent add good energy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Marselan. Kosher. Drink now through 2026. 1,100 cases made, 300 cases imported. — KB

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Wine Spectator October 2022
Special Reserve