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2011 Alvear Montilla-Moriles Pedro Ximénez de Añada Alvear, Montilla-Moriles, Andalucia, Spain

One of only three Pedro Ximenez sherries to receive 100 points from The Wine Advocate, and described by critic Robert Parker as 'the most amazing Pedro Ximenez I have ever tasted.'

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Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Appellation Montilla-Moriles
Producer Alvear
Vintage 2011
Type White (Fortified)
Grape Variety Pedro Ximénez
ABV 17.0%
Format 6x37.5cl
Packaging Original Cardboard Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (November 2013)

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.