"The NV Fino Dos Palmas produced from Palomino is aged for an average of eight years under flor, has a medium-intensity nose that I consider the stereotype of old Fino from Jerez, redolent of esparto grass notes intermixed with chalk. The palate is very pungent, intense and complex and ends with an acute saline note. Drink 2013-2015."
- The Wine Advocate #208 -- Score: 91 points
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.