|Gold||International Wine & Spirits Competition (UK)||Deep brown colour ; concentrated aromatics of dates, chocolate, roasted coffee with rose petal note giving added interest ; great palate of dried fruits and nuts, lime zest accent, bracing acidity holding the flavours in check, lingering. Superb!
|95||International Wine Challenge||Plenty of Christmas pudding character. Orange peel, nutty hazelnut character. Lots of wonderful muscated fruits - super sweet but decent balance.
Gold Winner 2018
|93||The Wine Advocate||Completing the line of very old wines there is one sweet wine, the NV Pedro Ximénez Vieja Solera, a VORS produced in the traditional way, with partial fermentation of the Pedro Ximénez grapes that have previously been dried out in the sun and fortified to 16% alcohol. The wine has 440 grams of residual sugar. It has a textbook nose of Pedro Ximénez from Jerez, very fragrant and open, with notes of candied orange, dried apricots, prunes and dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and very sweet with lowish acidity. You can have an open bottle and have a sip from time to time, as the bottle will keep - and even improve - once opened.
Issue #216, December 2014