GOLD MEDAL AWARDED: International Wine Challenge 2015, '' Complex aromas of chocolate, prune, caramel & walnuts, while maintaining impeccable balance." 98 Points, Wine Advocate Magazine
Hi Folks, One of Spain's greatest wines is the iconic Pedro Ximenez, PX's are of course always delicious any time of year, but really come into their own on special occasions and during cooler weather, which is what we're experiencing right now! After many years of maturity the very best PX's become even more beautiful and complex as they have the ability to age incredibly gracefully, and take on even more delicious nuances! And if you would like to experience a Pedro Ximenez which perfectly fits this mould, then it is hard to ignore the brilliant Alvear Solera Pedro Ximenez 1927 NV which comes from the almost 3 centuries old Alvear family estate in the Montilla-Moriles appellation in Andalucia, Southern Spain. Not only does this confidently tick all the requisite boxes in terms of its age, drinkability and the highest recommendations from the global wine influencers, it is also excellently well priced and more than warrants all the accolades currently bestowed upon it.
''The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly unctuously textured. Drink now through 2050, or even longer." 98 Points, Wine Advocate Magazine
''One of the world's best PX wines is Solera 1927, the pride of Alvear. Whatever solera stocks went into this bottling were well selected. Aromas of maple and fine wood turn to fig and caramel. Deep flavors of fig and Nutella finish with nuttiness and warmth.'' 96 Points and Ranked Number 5 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2017
''The NV Alvear Solera 1927 always seems to deliver. As always, the wine was pulled from a very old, fortified Solera blend that includes grapes going back to 1927. Full-bodied, opulent, and sexy, It’s has notes of figs, plums, coffee, and caramel.'' 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
''How can this possibly be so affordable for a wine with components this old and so luscious? Rich, thick and perfect for anything full of dried fruit such as traditional Christmas pudding, or poured over the best vanilla ice-cream you can find.'' Julia Harding, JancisRobinson.com
The Alvear family estate are an institution in the PX arena who can trace their wine history remarkably all the way back to 1729!... To this day they produce hands down some of the finest PX's in the World and their Alvear Solera 1927 NV is another stellar example which will continue to age gracefully as only the best wines can do.