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Fernando de Castilla Antique Pedro Ximenez 50cl

Fernando de Castilla Antique Pedro Ximenez 50cl

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Cepages:
Pedro Ximinez
Description:
Almost black in colour. This is full of dark treacle, molasses and liquorice.
Origin:
Sherry
Alcohol %:
15
Colour:
Sweet
Country:
Spain
Bottle Size:
50cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
0861
Producer:
Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla
Website:
www.fernandodecastilla.com
Other Info:
Pedro Ximénez grapes are harvested and dried for
up to 2 days in the hot September Spanish sun.
Fernando de Castilla deals only in prestigious,
premium wines. The sherries are all from individual
soleras. They are bottled without blending, cold
stabilization or filtration of any kind in order to
preserve the subtlety, purity and distinctive aromas
of these premium wines. The products are all
bottled in clear glass to show off the wonderful
colour of these wines. After fortification ageing
takes place in a solera system. The initial wine has
a sugar content of around 300 grammes per litre
and is very concentrated. Having spent a long
period, around 20-30 years, in barrels the final
sugar content of the Antique PX is around 450 g
per litre and the colour has developed over a period
from a dark mahogany into an intense black.

Very dark, almost black in colour. This is full of dark treacle, molasses and liquorice. Due to a lengthy ageing process this is incredibly complex.
There is coffee, liquorice, sweet tobacco, prunes,
figs, raisins, tea and a dozen other fleeting scents. An incredible, seductive, luscious and wonderful to drink sherry

Press:
"Decadence in a glass, this sherry shows
treacle toffee, coffee and raisins on the nose and a
delicious long finish of cocoa and spice" "Spicy, rich
and full, with dried fruit and fruitcake, this is both
complex and delicious" Sommelier Wine Awards
2014, Judges Comments
"...there are few sweet wines in the world that
reach these heights of sheer fabulousness. Coffee
and walnut, liquidised raisins and fragrant tobacco
help this to also out-PX other PXs. Massive wine,
with outrageous concentration and vivid depths of
flavour that will scoff at your puny efforts to outdo it
with the richest of Christmas puds or chocolate
desserts." 94 points. The Wine Gang report,
December 2013
"Mahogany-colored, it reveals plenty of notes
of marinated balsamic herbs (somehow an old
vermouth comes to mind), licorice and a fresh touch
of candied apricots. The palate is fresh, sweet, with
echoes of the raisins, showing medium age which
makes it easier to drink... its freshness makes it
very approachable. 93 points." Luis Gutierrez, The
Wine Advocate #208, 29th August 2013
"Glass-staining tawny, this is rich, intense and
juicy, with plenty of dried fruit, treacle, iodine and
mahogany with a peppery edge. 'Special,' was
team leader Simon Woods' succinct summary."
Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges Comments
NV: "It is easy to be overwhelmed by sugar in PX
(all 500g/l of it), but this has the beauty of a life well
lived: toffee, molasses and tea, softened and lifted
by orange zest. Super balance. 95/100." Sarah
Jane Evans MW, Decanter, December 2012
"Smooth, supple, intense yet fresh and
marvellously balanced." International Wine
Challenge 2012
"A true head-turner, the panel could have
stayed all week with this one. Fig jam, nuts,
caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, dates, figs,
coffee... the descriptors go on and on. 'Great
balance between the sweet fruit and the
accompanying acidity. Great for sticky toffee
pudding,' said Irina Atanasova, Madison. 'Richly
raisined, with sweet, intense unctuous texture and a
delicious lipsmacking freshness,' said a happy
Peter McCombie MW." International Wine
Challenge 2012 "The Antique wines are a wellchosen
selection. The PX has all the typical
nctuous viscosity of the style, bright with fruitcake
and cold tea flavours. At 20 years of age, it appearsrefreshingly well-balanced." Sarah Jane Evans MW,
Decanter, December 2010
"Magnificent espresso and toffee nose, with
beautifully buttery Brazil nut notes. The luscious,
limpid sweetness is syrupy, magically fruity and has
an extraordinary balance of sweetness (500g/l of
residual sugar), power and acidity. Enormously
long, with notes of walnut husks, cherry fruit and
chocolate in unfolding depths." 94/100, The Wine
Gang, December Report 2010
"Dark mahogany colour, this PX is thick and
intense, with a lovely treacly richness to it and a
lighter top note of cold tea. A raisined indulgence,
perhaps, but brilliant nonetheless and obvious
chocolate and ice-cream matching capabilities."
Sommelier Wine Awards 2009, Judges Comments
"100% Premium Pedro Ximénez from a solera
with an average age of 30 years. Grapes are
minimally handled to preserve authenticity and
powerful characteristics with the emphasis on
extentuating the floral aromatics of unblended,
unmanipulated, pure PX. Thick and sweet. Molten
brown sugar with a hint of roses. Good wine,
though it certainly is capable of rotting the gums".
Jancis Robinson, October 2008
"Fernando de Castilla's reputation as one of the
leading bodegas in Jerez is based on the
excellence of the Antique range of intensely pure
and complex single solera Sherries. The PX, from a
solera with an average age of 30 years, has an
incredible 500g/ltr of residual sugar and flavours of
coffee, liquorice, sweet tobacco, prunes, figs,
raisins, tea and more." Sommelier Wine Awards
2008, Judges Comments
"Jan Pettersen has made a small sherry revolution
with his excellent wines, which, although he
chooses not to label them Age-Dated, could easily
be so. Top Antique line of Amontillado, Oloroso,
and PX." Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2007
"This very old, elegant, sweet, creamy, figgy
sherry is one of the best px's I have tasted in years.
Although made from the lesser grape of the region -
palomino is the leading variety - dried on mats in
the sun, pedro ximenez shrivels into a very sweet
beast indeed and, when fermented and fortified,
evolves into a divine, luscious raisined sherry that is
perfect with mince pies, Christmas cake and
pudding." Jane MacQuitty, The Times, 17
December 2005
"If Lustau PX is for setting the scene, Fernando de
Castilla PX is the unforgettable finale. This weird,
dark, mysterious, mahogany-hued wine is hypnotic,
ever-so-slightly-hallucinatory and unbelievably
intoxicating. Happy, smiley and dare I say it, giggly,
this is a dreamy, smooth, coffee, raisin, walnut and
Christmas spice wine. Many PX wines do this trick
on the tongue, but Fernando de Castilla's version
does it to every molecule in your body. This like
liquid Connolly leather, only more amazing on the
nose and more luxurious to the touch. One sip and
you are in its power - you have been warned."
Matthew Jukes, The Wine List 2005
Awards:
Gold Medal Winner International Wine Challenge 2012
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Gold
Wines from Spain Awards 2013 - 'Top 107'
Wine & Best Sweet Fortified
Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver
Wines from Spain Awards 2012 - Top 110
Wines & Champion Award for Best Sweet Fortified
IWC Trophy Winners 2012 - Pedro Ximenez
Trophy
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Gold
Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 - Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Silver
Sommelier Wine Awards 2009 - Gold List
(Fernando de Castilla took 2 out of the 4 Golds for
fortifieds in the Sommelier Wine Awards 2009)
New Wave Spanish Wine Awards 2009 - Top
110 Wines
Sommelier Wine Awards 2008 - Gold List
NWSWA 2006 - Top 103 Wines
IWC 2006 - Gold

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Food match:

Delicious with chocolate based desserts, ice creams and pastries as well as certain

cheeses.

Serve at 10-12 degrees Centigrade.

 
Food recipe: