Alvear "1927" Pedro Ximenez Solera Montilla-Moriles (375ml)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously textured, thick beverage to consume slowly and introspectively after a meal. Drink now through 2050, or even longer. (RP)
*Top 100 Wines of 2012, Editors' Choice* A rank well above most PX sweeties, with lush but fresh aromas of raisin and spice that are distinctly not syrupy or heavy. Feels thick, but there’s enough acidity to cut through the wine’s weight. Flavors of caramel and chocolate are ideal, and the finish is smooth, not heavy, and has bounce in its step. A beautiful PX any way you cut it.
Takes a slightly more elegant approach, with a profile of green tea, ginger and toasted cumin out front, backed by dark ganache, prune and raisin flavors. A lingering praline edge adds lift.