Alvaro Domecq Pedro Ximenez 1730 (375ML half-bottle)
Mahogany colored. The aroma has a predominate scent of raisins; it also has notes of toasted sugar and slight hints of wood and vanilla. On the palate, it has an exquisite taste of raisins. It is sweet, without being sickly-sweet, warm and velvety. Notes of raisins and wood are present in the aftertaste.
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Known more formally as Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez is a city in Andalucía in southwest Spain and the center of the Jerez region and sherry production. Sherry is a mere English corruption of the term Jerez, while in French, Jerez is written, Xérès. Manzanilla is the freshest style of sherry, naturally derived from the seaside town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Sherry is a fortified wine that comes in many styles from dry to sweet. True Sherry can only be made in Andalucía, Spain where the soil and unique seasonal changes give a particular character to its wines. The process of production—not really the grape—determine the type, though certain types are reserved for certain grapes. Palomino is responsible for most dry styles; Pedro Ximénez and Muscat of Alexandria are used for blending or for sweet styles.