I found a lot of character in the nose of the 2018 bottling of the NV Fino Dos Palmas with notes of iodine, low tide, seaweed and rusty nails. The palate is concentrated and full, with pungent, clean and precise flavors and the drying sensation of a long aging under flor. I would have said the wine could have been older than the eight years under flor that they stated. 1,335 half-liter bottles were filled in October 2018.
Score: 92 points -- Luis Gutierrez, Robertparker.com, Jun 2019
The Las Palmas classification, as defined by Manuel Maria Gonzalez-Gordon in his book "Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, applies to those Finos that stand out for their cleanliness, finesse and delicate aromas. The number of palmas is in proportion to the age of the wine. This definition perfectly describes these special wines and is a classification which was practically no longer in use until Gonzalez Byass began to employ the technique once more three years ago. In order to select these unique wines this year, Antonio Flores was assisted by Sarah Jane Evans MW. Together they tasted more than 150 casks from the Tio Pepe soleras, looking for the very best wines whose excellence, elegance and finesse can only be discovered with intuition, knowledge and expertise of such experienced tasters.