Oct 14 2022

New Wines from Priorat and Jerez Join Robert Parker’s 100 Points Club

These four Spanish wines received the highest possible distinction in The Wine Advocate

Several Spanish wines are in the spotlight after recently receiving perfect 100-point scores from Robert Parker.

In one report by Luis Gutiérrez, a wine critic with Parker’s The Wine Advocate, more than 500 brands were tasted, after which seven red ones, one of them from Montsant, and six from Priorat, along with a cava and a sparking wine from Penedès were highlighted in particular.

Clos I Terrasses Clos Erasmus 2020 and Nit de Nin Mas d’en Caçador 2020, both from Priorat, scored 100 points, while L’Ermita, from the same area, received 99-100 points. The following wines all received 99 points: La Coma d’en Romeu 2020 (Priorat), Priorat L’Ermita 2020, 

Clos Mogador 2019 (Priorat), and Espectacle del Montsant 2019 (Montsant). Other standouts included Turó  d’en Mota 2008 (Corpinnat), with 97 points; Gramona Enoteca Brut Nature 2006 (Corpinnat), 96+, and Mas Via Brut Gran Reserva 2002 (DO Cava), also 96+ points.

Meanwhile, in southern Spain, Bodegas Barbadillo was recognized as “one of the most dynamic traditional producers” by Gutiérrez, according to diariodejerez.com. This may be unsurprising as its technical director joined the company back in 1997 with the specific goal of innovating. Additionally, two of its unique sherries received the highest possible score: 100 points for Palo Cortado San Roberto and Palo Cortado Reliquia.