Alvear Pedro Ximinez 1927 (375ML half-bottle)
Sherry from Spain
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.
One of the best values I've found in high-quality dessert wines. Complex flavor profile. Terrific with assertive cheeses.
I seem to have snagged the last three bottles of Alvear Pedro Ximinez 1927 from wine.com. I'm on a mission to find more - this is a sherry worth scavenging for.
I had read the reviews of this particular solera and, having wanted to try something sweeter than my usual cream sherries, I thought this would be an interesting foray. I was not disappointed and it is like liquid raisin. I enjoy sipping it in a small sherry glass while listening to music or reading. An incredible price for such a stellar wine.
OMG. The first sip and I'm hooked. I taste marzipan and tobacco (anyone else taste tobacco?). So smooth, only the tiniest bit of alcohol noticeable. Sticky and cloying and homemade caramel lingers long. This wont make any sense to anyone but... you can taste the old.
Mmmmmmm...on a cold evenng, with a fruit and chocolate plate, a fire/candles, good music and a good friend you will be transported. Smooth as syrup, dried currants and apricots all make for a special sipping experience.
I like desert wines, but some sweet wines are so sweet the taste gets lost. This wine is very sweet, but delicious. It is like drinking raisins. It is unbelievably smooth and you don't notice the alcohol even though it is 16%.
This very classy PX is one of the best values in dessert wines I've found. Wonderful paired with a white chocolate-orange mousse!
This Solera is outstanding! Great with a top notch cigar, sipping and puffing for over 90 minutes was sublime. Incredible price for a stellar Solera!
For once I agree with Parker's rating... this pleasure in a bottle is worth every penny... although Wine.com has jacked up the price by $5 a bottle since the customer reviews have been good.
This is my first experience with Sherry and it is fantastic. The flavor is rich, thick, nutty, caramel-y and raisin-y (yeah I'm no expert!) Sweet, great for sipping, but not disgustingly sweet. I'm hooked.
The color is reminiscent of rootbeer, flavors are of raisin, this is simply delicious!
A wonderfully sweet nose (I can see the idea of a creme brulée), this wine is a concentrated raisin in the mouth with a syrup finish. I would have it with dessert, on dessert, after dessert, for dessert. Absolutely wonderful! The finish is full and round with wonderful nuances.
Tasted extremely similar to the generic muscat I'd had a few days earlier.
Very sweet, but otherwise undistinguished. Probably good for pouring over ice-cream, as another reviewer suggested.
I like moscato and sweet wine in general - this one is too thick for me. : (
Very thick & very sweet. Taste of raisin and brown sugar. This is good in very small portions, seems that it may go very well with green apples.
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