Bodegas Barbadillo

Palo Cortado 'San Roberto' (1/1)

Palo Cortado 'San Roberto' (1/1), Bodegas Barbadillo

Palo Cortado San Roberto 11 Bodegas Barbadillo

Three Sherries from three casks, each one a different sherry: Two Amontillados and one Palo Cortado from the San Roberto bodega. These are single cask once only bottlings referred to as ‘Bota Unica’ in Spanish, (single butt), so they will be left empty when the contents are bottled. These have been stand alone casks for more time than Barbadillo has records on them.

San Roberto is an old bodega in Barbadillo’s premises in the centre of Sanlucar, not far from the magnificent cathedral bodega ‘La Arboledilla’, but tucked away and out of sight from the regular visitors, and even from those of us who work in the winery. San Roberto holds the fifth ‘criadera’ of Solear, about 800 butts worth , a maturing stage in the Solear solera system that carries on through La Arboledilla before reaching maturity for bottling. The three butts in question were left detached from the rest of the solera for some reason many years ago and have until recently gone unnoticed.

With the company’s bicentennial this year, it was a good moment to discover these liquid jewels and our thanks must go to our predecessors who at some point decided to keep these butts untouched. They may have done so thinking of a time like this, but we can never be sure. We have kept back a few other old casks in San Roberto for another day, maybe for the next generation.


Jerez - Sherry

Sizes Available

Half Bottle ES-BBD-31-NVH 6/375ml

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
"98 points There were only two butts of a very old Amontillado from the S. Roberto winery in Sanlúcar, and the wines were so different they decided to bottle them separately. The NV Amontillado S. Roberto Bota Única 1/2 is a wine of incredible finesse and balance, elegant and surprisingly light for such an old wine. It is less concentrated than the other barrel (2/2) and has a lot more elegance. It's unusual to find such old wines with this balance, as extreme evaporation often means unbalance, but there's none of that in this wine that has clarity, purity and finesse to make it dangerously easy to drink. There are only 1,300 half bottles of this magnificent wine. The butts were large, not the same size and with different evaporation, or ullage."