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2008 Alvear Pedro Ximénez de Anada (750ml)
Producer: Bodegas Alvear alvear.es
Appellation: Montilla-Moriles - Andalucia - Spain (DO)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Pedro Ximénes
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
tasted (2005 vintage, 375ml bottle) : August 8, 2009 , Mário Fonseca
"Aaaaarggghhhh..."
rated (2011 vintage, 375ml bottle) : April 18, 2014 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
100 points "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." Best 2014-2040
rated (2004 vintage, 375ml bottle) : December 2, 2011 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points