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09 Jan 2020

‘61’ Dorado en Rama from Bodega Cuatro Rayas scores 91 Parker-points

The American publication recognises the quality of this fortified wine, safeguard of the Palomino variety in DO Rueda, and highlights its strength and long finish

La Seca (Valladolid), 9 January 2020
. The Wine Advocate —established by the renowned American wine critic Robert Parker— has just made public the results of its recent tasting of wines from the Duero region, where they gave remarkable ratings to two wines produced by the cooperative Bodega Cuatro Rayas. ‘61’ Dorado en Rama —made from a blend of equal parts Verdejo and Palomino varieties— scored 91 points in recognition of its superb quality, while 2018 vintage of the single-varietal Verdejo Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios was rated 89 Parker points.

     The renowned international publication highlights that “‘61’ Dorado en Rama is a wine where ageing in old barrels shows off, providing it with a nuttier character on the nose”; they describe it as amber-coloured and, on the palate, powerful and persistent, highlighting the warmth of its finish. The guide concludes by noting that this unfiltered wine, compared to the traditional 61 Dorado, is “a lot more complex and cleaner, with better-defined aromas”.

     With regard to the 89 points scored by Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios Verdejo 2018, the wine critics of The Wine Advocate mention that this wine is fresh, light and has a citrus character and point out that, along with Verdejo varietal characteristics, there is a little more depth; they conclude by saying that this wine is “clean, pleasant and easy to drink”.


Robert Parker The Wine Advocate The Wine Advocate publication —established by American Robert M. Parker Jr., one of the most prestigious wine critics in the world— uses a rating system designed by Parker himself listing the uniqueness of the scored wines.
     
     The parameters analysed according to this system, belong to four categories: colour and appearance, aroma and bouquet, flavour and finish and overall quality level, in addition to its potential for future improvement. This quality scale is one of the most used systems in the world and the ratings issued by this publication have a high power of persuasion among consumers.

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