Alvear Pedro Ximinez 1927 (375ML half-bottle)
Sherry from Spain
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Alcohol By Volume: 16.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The vineyards, located at an elevation of 1,050 feet, are comprised of the famous chalky soil called Albariza and the 40-year-old vines produce extremely low yields. The grapes were hand-harvested at the peak of maturity and dried on mats in the sun. This is one of the oldest wines in the cellar since the Solera was started at the beginning of the last century.
"The impressive 1927 Pedro Ximenez Solera, from a Solera begun nearly 80 years ago, boasts a dark amber color as well as an extraordinary nose of creme brulee, liquefied nuts, marmalade, and maple syrup. Huge and viscous, yet neither cloyingly sweet nor heavy, it is a profound effort priced unbelievably low."
The Wine Advocate
My first experience with PX has thoroughly spoiled me. Served properly chilled, this is a thick sip of raisin, caramel, almond joy. It's so rich, you don't need much - but that little bit is heaven enough. There are more recent vintages out there for about $5 less...but why bother? They're a little lighter on the palate, but this delectable bottle is worth easily three times its price. Before dinner, after dinner, over ice cream, on your oatmeal - you'll find any excuse to indulge.
This is the most delectable dessert wine I have ever had! Its good alone, with sweets, cold, cool, or room temperature! Only problem is this could be very addictive!! Put this on your must try list!
Very thick, and very sweet.. be sure not to have more than a small amount at a time. Predominantly tasting of raisins and burnt sugar, it was good but I would not recommend this for anyone without a severe sweet tooth.
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attempt to say Jerez, the southwest coastal region of Spain where Sherry is made. Sherry comes in two basic styles,
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