Several months ago I purchased every style of Sherry made by the same producer that I could find- in hopes of expanding my knowledge and palate. I tried the dry ones, the off dry ones and now we get to the sweet one. Made from the the Pedro Ximenez grape in the Solera system, it promises to be a lush dessert wine.
In the glass it is amber and weeping, it looks very viscous. On the nose it is exactly what I was hoping for. Dried sultanas, walnuts, prunes, coffee, dried cherry, chocolate and stewed apricot. The palate is very thick, unctuous and sweet. Delicious flavors of nuts, dried fruit, honey, gentle acidity make for a very velvety and luxuriously rich mouthfeel. The sweetness is something to behold. Low acidity is actually key here as it would be a detractor if there were loads of it. This is lovely stuff that gets 91 points from me and for the $25/500ml price point it gets 5 stars. A great dessert wine if you like ’em sweet. Salut….