Which region produces the finest white wines in the world? Burgundy? Sancerre? Mosel? Santorini? Whatever you think, probably the last place you’re likely to propose is Jerez. But for the past few years, a new chapter in this region’s convoluted history has been unfolding.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Smith’s top dozen unfortified Jerez wines
What’s happening now amounts to a reversal of 200 years of tradition – of fortifying Sherry wines with brandy and relying on oxidative or biological ageing (see below) to determine wine style.