Bodegas Dios Baco Pedro Ximenez – 9.6 – James Melendez

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.

¡Salud!

NOTE: REAFFIRM RATING IN 2008 TASTING.

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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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