Almeria, Andalucía

Alvear

Pedro Ximenez de Añada 2011

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of one week. The 2011 pours a deep, burnt sienna color with a near opaque core; high viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of dried dark fruits: sukkari dates, fig jam, Nutella, Gebrannte Mandeln (those German candied nuts that are so delicious). On the palate, the wine is sweet with medium- acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and almost cloying but thanks to the complexity and balance, it works. Like a boozy liquid, high quality Christmas fruitcake (if such a thing existed), this can only be appreciated in small portions otherwise you’ll be diabetic in no time. Well stored examples can be enjoyed now and over the next 100+ years (that’s probably a conservative estimate). — 12 days ago

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Equipo Navazos

Navazos-Niepoort Vino Blanco Palomino Fino 2020

Unfortified, aged under flor single vintage and single vineyard Palomino Fino.
Closer to Jura in character than a ‘usual’ solera aged Fino.
Fresh, vibrant, racy. Clearly oxidative with yeasty & chalky notes, dried herbs but also some shy pear. And loads of salt!
On the palate this is crisp, fresh, bone dry and mineral. Powerful yet with nice freshness & balance. Chalky, salty, with some pears wrapped in bacon, olive brine and whiff of chamomile in the long finish.
I was not convinced upon opening and on day 1. The day after this is very, very drinkable. Bring on the tapas!
— 5 months ago

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Huerta de Albalá

Taberner Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz Syrah

231009 apto con H y Vero. Intenso Syrah pero con correcto final. — 8 months ago

Rey Fernando de Castilla

Antique Amontillado Sherry

Fernando De Castilla Antique Amontillado Jerez Xeres Sherry, Spain NV. He told me this would be sour and fade. It did but still didn’t love — 6 days ago

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Compañia de Vinos del Atlántico

Vara Y Pulgar Tintilla 2021

Out for Valentine’s a day late at SER ❤️ — 4 months ago

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Jorge Ordoñez & Co.

#2 Victoria Málaga Moscatel

Vintage 2016 | — 6 months ago

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Gonzalez Byass

Tio Pepe Fino Muy Seco Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

Empty beer can in grass nose. Some rubber hose in palate and as clean and dry as it gets for Jerez. — 8 months ago

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Alvear

Solera 1927 Montilla-Moriles Pedro Ximénez

Deep brown color.
Aromas of demerera sugar, raisins, caramel.
Sweet. Flavors of raisins, baked demerera sugar, chocolate, caramel, butter tart filling.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
— 3 months ago

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Emilio Lustau

East India Solera Sherry Palomino Fino Pedro Ximénez

This wine has a burnished look, deep brown. The nose is a treat all on its own. There are aromas of brown sugar, coffee and orange zest which combine for an amazing olfactory experience. The palate is just as joyful, with caramel, raisin and mocha notes. The acidity is fresh and exhilarating. Although the wine is described on the label as “cream,” it does not strike me as creamy. The viscosity is nice, though. It will pair well with dessert, or serve as one by itself. — 4 months ago

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Emilio Lustau

Vermut Lustau Rojo Vermouth

One of the very few times I’ve had Vermouth on its own. It was served as an aperitif and very enjoyable and rich with a lot of floral notes and some sweetness. — 8 months ago

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