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Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximénez

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Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This would be a lovely end to any meal, and personally I would substitute dessert for this as a special treat. Made from Pedro Ximenez grapes, dried out to raisin after they have been picked, this Sherry-style wine has a rich beautiful mahogany colour and big flavours to match. Lots of rich fig, dark chocolate and raisin on the nose. I really enjoyed that the sweetness was refined a bit on the palate, so it was not cloying or overwhelming, but nicely balanced. Try as an aperitif or with some blue cheese and nuts.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

A luxurious naturally sweet wine, made from 100% Pedro Ximenex varietal, using the Solera system, in this case, going back to 1927. This wine is made using grapes that have been sun-dried on mats until they become raisins, so a very dry climate is required, such as that of southern Spain. The resulting wine is a dark mahogany colour, has an intoxicating nose of prunes, molasses and chocolate and shows concentrated fruit on the rich palate. Satiny, unctuous with a succulent, very long sensuous finish. Serve this at 10-14C to end a special meal and make your guests supremely happy, either sipped alone or drizzled over vanilla ice cream, fruit salad or with blue cheese. Unforgettable!
Tasted Jan. 2017
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 96/100 with the following review:

Each time I drink a Sherry, I cannot fathom how Spaniards can craft such a complex long ageing wine at such a modest price. And, this splendid Alvear Solera 1027 Pedro Ximenez further compounds the mystery.

This wine is a non-vintage because it is assembled from a barrel ageing system called a Solera, which includes fraction of the wines from each and every vintage created since 1927. The result is a rich, unctuous, dark nectar which smells and tastes of sweet raisins, prunes, ripe figs, salted caramel, walnuts, coffee, and dark chocolate orange peels. Score 96. (Reviewed Nov. 2016)

Natalie's Review

Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximénez, Montilla-Moriles D.O.P., Spain: This lovely sweet-style Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 Sherry is not vintage dated but does have some wine from the 1927 vintages blended in. Dark-hued, rich and complex with aromas of fig jam, molasses and espresso. Great dessert wine. Drink: 2016-2025. 463034 16% S 375 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 6, 2017 Best Value Dessert Wine. Divine Dessert Wine  Full Review



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