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Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017; Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
This delicious Pedro Ximenez has a liquid Christmas cake character, great depth and a lovely flick of acidity on the finish which serves to emphasise the unctuous sweetness and flavours of dried fig and raisins.
After having been raisined in the sun, the Pedro Ximénez grapes are gently pressed and a very concentrated and sugary must is fermented. Given the high sugar content, the yeasts struggle, the ferment is slow and the alcohol content reached is around 4 to 6% before fermentation stops naturally. The PX is then fortified to 17% using grape spirit and is fed into the 'El Candado' solera system in the Valdespino bodega. It ages oxidatively in the old American oak barrels for around 10 years, during which time it is fractionally blended through the four different 'criaderas'.
Dark mahogany in colour, the 'El Candado' is pronounced on the nose with complex aromas of dried fruits, raisins, toffee, dark chocolate, coffee and spice. Full and luscious on the palate, it is smooth and sweet with a sumptuous and lingering finish.
£25 per bottle
Valdespino, Pedro Ximénez El Candado, Jerez, Spain NV- Single Bottle