I have gotten in touch with one of my heritages and have fallen head over heals for one of the greatest wines on our planet. Sherry and Champagne are two very difficult wines to make but one I certainly could not live without. Sherry is painstakingly difficult to produce but those hard effort pay off in ways that cannot be described other than ethereal.
The Spanish have the good fortune of producing one of the most amazing and yet under appreciated wines – Vino Jerez / Sherry / Xeres.
PX is my favorite of the Sherries. Upon first experience you might say to yourself– this is it! This is the flavour profile that I have been seeking yet have not found until now. PX have a few commonalities 1) viscous 2) glorious. This PX by Bodegas Dios Baco is rich with harmonious deep roasted notes of chestnuts, almonds and balanced with hazelnut, straw, cedar, vanilla, cacao; each mouth feel is anticipating this amazing wine; each suspension brings a crescendo that never dies. When you take a taste; leave it in your mouth for many seconds for me it is half a minute; each finish will be clean and you will wonder if there is alcohol in this wine.
NOTE: REAFFIRM RATING IN 2008 TASTING.
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