Osborne Solaz Pedro Ximenez 1827 Premium Sweet Sherry Wine Review
Osborne Solaz Pedro Ximenez 1827 Premium Sweet Sherry
D.O., Jerez, Spain
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
A gorgeous sherry with lovely aromatic of spiced toffee, nuts and dried fruit. Perfect for after-dinner sipping, especially when paired with spice cake.
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This Osborne Solaz Pedro Ximenez 1827 Premium Sweet Sherry was reviewed on October 15, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:|
These wines are slightly on the cusp of trendiness in food and wine culture. These styles of wines were tremendously popular for a spell a few generations ago and then suddenly went out of style as the sort of plonk you would find in your grandmother's liquor cabinet, open and with only an inch used.
More recently, they have become famously valued for their tremendous complexity and drinkability. It'a wonderful drink to sit and contemplate with, but also pairs well with nuts and flake pastry.
You'll find it has had an upturn in popularity. Pedro Ximenez (EE-mehy-neth) is fantastically long-lived. It also reaches unprecedented ripeness levels. Some claim it ferments to 17-20% naturally. Most grapes struggle to reach over 15%.
When blended in a solera system (careful blending of old and young wines for multi-vintage complexity), you get a mix of youthful fruit notes of lemon, orange, and bruised apple. You also get maturity notes of milk chocolate, old leather, figs, and raisin.
This is a liquid treasure worth hoarding. The price is low because it is only the entry level version and, as previously mentioned, it's popularity is on the upswing only recently. This is a chance to taste a stellar wine before prices go up again.
|Malcolm Lamont - WSET Adv, CSW rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
The wine is medium garnet, with tears that are slow to develop, and even slower to inch down the glass.
The nose is rich with fig, christmas cake, baking spice, and caramel aromas.
On the palate, the wine is lusciously sweet to the point of syrupy deliciousness, with medium acidity, light tannins, medium alcohol (17%), full body, and pronounced flavour intensity. It shows characteristics of raisin pudding, clove, caramel, butterscotch, pecan pie, and brown sugar. Yummm!
Enjoy with or as desert, especially drizzled over vanilla ice cream with a good balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
|Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
It's Christmas in a bottle! Nutty, caramel, toffee, baking spices with raisins, dried dates & figs- all of those sweet, rich wonderful flavours that remind us of the holidays! (Excellent value for its price!)
|This is sweet, viscous and brimming with flavour and charm – toffee, nutty nuances and desiccated berry fruit interlaced with spice and raisins. It pours well on its own as the dessert or alongside blue cheese, custards or dark, spiced fruit cake. Pick up a bottle, serve chilled, let me know what you think. Score: 4½ (out of 5). Source: Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, Oct. 10, 2012|
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