Robert Parker Gives This Sherry 100 Points!
Robert Parker gave the 2011 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Anada 100 points, saying it is “the most amazing Pedro Ximenez I have ever tasted.” We have several bottles available for sale in store and online (special online only price)!
100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – Alvear’s 2011 Pedro Ximenez de Anada is the most amazing Pedro Ximenez I have ever tasted. It may also be one of the first to be vintage-dated. The grapes were hand-harvested in September, then allowed to dry in the sunshine until they began fermentation, which is ultimately arrested by the addition of spirits. The wine spent six months in large American oak prior to being bottled. It is an amazing effort that looks like molasses. Notes of macerated figs, chocolate and caramelized tropical fruits emerge from this full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine. While sweet, it has enough acidity to balance out its richness. This astonishing 2011 Pedro Ximenez will last as long as any reader of this newsletter.