Category Archives: Pedro Ximenez

A.R. Valdespino El Candado Pedro Ximenez Sherry – NV – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  This is a great packaging.  There is an actual padlock safeguarding the contents of this wine.  Candado in the Spanish means padlock.  A. R. Valdespino is a heritage sherry producer—spanning back to 1264.  Sherry is so mis-understood and under … Continue reading

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Falernia Elqui Valley Pedro Ximenez – 2009 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Superbly dry—characteristics of almond, pine nut, Bosc pear, and essence of biscuit. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 … Continue reading

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Nectar Pedro Ximenez Sherry – 8.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Pedro Ximenez by Gonzales Byass presents a wine that relatively low in alcohol (15.5%) compared with other Sherries which can rocket up to 17%+.  This wine has a strong influence of raisin and simmered plum but the usual cascades, … Continue reading

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Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 Montillia-Moriles – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is Pedro Ximenez imparting gorgeous clover-lavender honey notes dusted with a baked apple and allspice and slight raisin on back end. Purchased at The Wine Club San Francisco $17.99 *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Lustau Solera Reserve San Emilio Pedro Ximenez – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I adore Pedro Ximenez sherry’s. Sherry’s are the gift that can only come from Espana; a gorgeous digestif. I would not characterize a Pedro Ximenez as an elegant, delicate wine; rather I would call it an honest homage to one … Continue reading

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Vinicola Hidalgo Pedro Ximenez Viejo – 9.3 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

I don’t know if I have ever tasted a PX that I didn’t like; I am still up for that challenge.  Vinicola Hidalgo is a wondrous PX.  Super sticky and with a mouth suspension of this Sherry will promise absolute … Continue reading

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Bodegas Dios Baco Pedro Ximenez – 9.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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 … Continue reading

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