Entries by Laura & Erik Burgess

Bodegas Alvear Fino C.B.

We return to Bodegas Alvear in Montilla for our next wine review, the Fino C.B. The official notes from the Alvear web site on this wine state that it is a non vintage wine, has an ABV of 15% and confirms that it is made from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes. It recommends that it is best […]

Bodegas Alvear Fino en Rama 2008

Located in the town of Montilla, Bodegas Alvear founded by Diego de Alvear y Escalera in 1729 is the oldest bodega in Andalucia. Along with Perez Barquero S.A. in Montilla and Bodegas Toro Albalá in Aguilar de la Frontera, Bodegas Alvear is considered as 1 of the big 3 of the bodegas found within the Montilla-Moriles DO. 40% […]

Bodegas el Monte San Ramon Pedro Ximenez

In early October 2015 we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh, of four special wines from Montilla-Moriles. Our latest review is the San Ramon Pedro Ximenez (PX) from Bodegas el Monte which we reviewed here. Do not be fooled that all PX’s are sweet and sickly. This indigenous product shouts quality […]

Bodegas Lagar Blanco Oloroso

In early October 2015 we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh, of four special wines from Montilla-Moriles. Today we are going to review the Oloroso from Bodegas Lagar Blanco. The official notes on this wine This is the next ageing step from Amontillado spending more time in wood with 100% oxidative […]

Bodegas el Monte J.F. 1912 Amontillado

In early October we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh, of four special wines from Montilla-Moriles. Today we are going to review the Amontillado from Bodegas El Monte. Definitively Amontillado means “in the style of Montilla”. The official notes on this wine This is a unique wine as it benefits from the […]

Bodegas Lagar el Monte – May 12th 2015

In May this year, we returned to Andalucia and met up again with Rafa and Alberto. After our highly educational visit in September last year we were delighted that to be able to spend more time with them again. This time they took us to Bodegas Lagar el Monte in the Moriles region after a spectacular lunch at the […]