The Gran Orden was founded to recognise those in Spain and the UK who work to promote the best in Spanish wines in the UK. Our annual Investiture Dinner is a great opportunity to celebrate.
In 2023, we enjoyed a menu put together by the executive chef of the Landmark hotel London, Gary Klaner, paired with wines selected by Caballeros from those submitted for tasting to ICEX by UK importers.
Thank you to the producers and importers who kindly provided the beer, jamón, waters and wines.
Tartar de Atún de Aleta Amarilla, Guindilla, Mango,
Cilantro y Aderezo de Ponzu
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Chilli, Mango and Coriander, Ponzu Dressing
Magret de Pato Asado, Croqueta, Puré de Zanahoria Especiada,
Brócoli a La Brasa y Salsa de Naranja
Roasted Duck Breast, Croquette, Five Spiced Carrot,
Charred Tenderstem Broccoli with Orange Infused Sauce
Pudin Caliente de Toffee, Helado de Crema de Nata
Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding, Clotted Cream Ice Cream
Té, Café y Dulces
Tea, Coffee and Petits Fours
Vardon Kennet 2014 – Catalunya
A stunning example of sparkling wine from the Alt Penedès made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside Catalan Xarel·lo. The wine was aged 36 months before release and while still showing bright citrus aromas and a lively persistence, it has developed an impressive complexity and richness from nearly a decade of evolution.
Imported by John E Fells | fells.co.uk
Manzanilla Pasada de Sanlúcar Almacenista Cuevas Jurado NV
– DO Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda
This Manzanilla Pasada comes from a solera over 80 years old, made up of -coincidentally! – just 80 barrels. It is one of Lustau’s Almacenista bottlings, aged by Manuel Cuevas Jurado. With typical salinity, bitter almond and camomile, the wine has also gained in intensity and complexity from seven years of ageing.
Imported by Bancroft Wines | bancroftwines.com
Blanco de Silos 2021 – DO Ribera del Duero
Cillar de Silos
A white that reflects both the history and the future of Ribera del Duero.
Made from Albillo Mayor, an old indigenous variety recently recuperated and now permitted within the DO, this is an elegant and subtle wine with an appealing texture that opens up beautifully with time in the glass.
UK supplier Cillar de Silos | cillardesilos.es
Kha Mé 2021 – Vino de España
From a Riojan producer, but not classified within the DOCa, this wine breaks the mould. Garnacha Blanca from 60-year-old vines, fermented and aged in amphorae to maintain freshness and varietal typicality. With floral notes, a touch of honey and intense salinity, this is an exciting wine with a unique personality.
Imported by Moreno Wines | morenowines.co.uk
Bruma del Estrecho de Marin Finca CQ 2021 – DO Jumilla
With pretty violet and lavender notes, this Monastrell is elegant, silky and seductive.A single estate wine from old vines at altitude, it is marked by an underlying freshness while not losing any of the variety’s intensity. A fabulous example of a Mediterranean red driven by the expression of the vineyard… Jumilla unplugged!
Imported by Alliance Wine | alliancewine.com
Cosme Palacio 1894 2017 – DOCa Rioja
Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos
Pure Tempranillo. This is a stylish and polished wine from old vines, 50 – 70 years old, near Laguardia. With typical notes of sotobosque, violet and red cherry, this is a subtly spicy, savoury and long expression of the region. Rioja unmasked: harmonious, well-integrated oak with a serious focus on vineyard site.
Imported by North South Wines | northsouthwines.co.uk
Solera 1847 NV – DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Deliciously nutty with creamy caramel, dates and spice. An intense and layered sweet wine that stills stays light on its feet through the happy marriage of Palomino with Pedro Ximénez. Aged for 8 years in solera, this is a classic and refined example of the magic of blending sweet wines in Jerez.
Imported by Gonzalez Byass UK | gonzalezbyass.com
Gramona La Cuvée 2015 – Corpinnat
Made from Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada, this wine comes from one of the pioneers in Catalunya and a leader in the ageing of Spanish traditional method sparkling wines. This spends 30 months on lees, followed by bottle ageing, lending the wine brioche and toasty notes while the palate offers hallmark apple, pear and peach. A fine end to the evening!
UK supplier Berry Brothers & Rudd | bbr.com
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Fisan – Guijuelo
100% Ibérico Bellota Ham Alta Gastronomía
The secret resides in the selection of the best raw material: only the most exceptional hams are classified as Alta Gastronomía. Patience and abundant resting time in the Bodega that is open to the breeze from the Sierra de Salamanca, culminating in a very special Jamón from a centenarian family company, FISAN.
Imported by Mevalco | mevalco.com
Estrella Galicia Internacional
Hijos de Rivera
Established in 1906 in A Coruña, Estrella Galicia is a Spanish family-owned independent brewery. Estrella Galicia is a distinctive lager, crafted using a combination of Galician water, bittering hops from Germany, and pilsner malts. It has a golden colour, a light body and a well-balanced sweetness with a bitter finish.
Imported by Greene King Brewing & Brands Ltd | estrellagaliciabeer.co.uk
Aguas de Mondariz is a balanced mineral-medicinal water, of pure origin, from ancient granite that provides golden hues and amplifies its crystalline transparency. Its smooth and pleasant texture gives it a fresh tactile sensation with a silky feel.
C&D Wines | canddwines.co.uk
Vichy Catalán genuine natural sparkling mineral water represents 140 years of history, prestige and quality. In the world of table waters, it stands out from the rest thanks to its distinctive flavour and the finesse of its bubbles.
C&D Wines | canddwines.co.uk