Tried these two older PX over the last two days:
- Alvear PedroXimenez Solera 1927 Dd’O: Montilla-Moriles (16%; GuiliaImprts/Boulder) NV: Very dark/black; very intense PX/raisened/caramel/pruney bit alcoholic quite complex beautiful nose; quite sweet intense caramel/raisened/pruney/PX fairly complex flavor w/ a finish that goes on & on. I fairly complex expression of PX but doesn’t seem that old.
- Bodegas Toro Albala Don PedroXimenez GranReserva Dd’O: Montilla-Moriles (17%; ClassicalWines/Seattle) Cordoba 1972: Very dark/black color; very intense raisened/pruney/PX bit creasote slight pencilly/oak quite complex nose; bit tart slight alcoholic/spirity very intense PX/raisened/pruney very sweet quite complex flavor; very long/lingering intense raisened/pruney/PX slightly tart very complex finish; dominated by the raisened/pruney/PX character but rather more complex and less sweet. $17.00/hlf (K)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- We had Sunday night a Father’sDay Spanish Meal at Pig+Fig. It was finished off w/ a Gonzales-Byass Nectar PX. That was a very good PX but maybe a bit on the simple side.
Both these PX were were dominated by the raisened/pruney character. Both were quite complex. The ToroAlbala gets the nod on these two because it was not quite as intensely sweet and showed more complexity.
Both needed a good piece of peecan pie!!