This feels very young and has plenty of yeasty aromas, hints of esparto grass and olives in brine. The palate is dry, intense and sharp but with the volume and concentration of old age. It's fascinating to see how the wine... Read More
This wine bears little resemblance to those motor-oil-dark, super concentrated, cloying wines from southern Spain. The grape variety is the same, but the NV Legend of Australia Pedro Ximenez xxxo is only medium amber in hue and... Read More
A text book Amontillado of great maturity. Naturally dry and soft, its palate gives a hint of wood and smoky raisins. A powerful and distinctive nutty bouquet. A better Amontillado would be difficult to find. Drink as a warming... Read More
This is a ripe, honeyed style of Sherry with deep brown sugar and cinnamon aromas. Its solid palate is under control and not syrupy, tapering into brown sugar and fig flavors. Chocolate and fig notes linger on the long finish.... Read More
Fabulous nose. There’s interesting, mature wax and lanolin notes, along with a woodsy caramel note. Concentrated, medium-bodied, and harmonious. The firm structure keeps it lively and interesting.—B.S.
The 2015 Manzanilla La Especial Pago Miraflores is a new, rare, single-harvest and single-vineyard Manzanilla bottled in a Rhine bottle (because there was a Manzanilla from Valdespino bottled in that bottle years ago). This would... Read More
Espresso, baker’s chocolate, fig and warm rye notes mingle here, with PX’s typical viscosity showing on the long walnut- and prune-filled finish. A late echo of toasted peanut adds a bit more range. Drink now.... Read More