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Gran Barquero Pedro Ximenez 75cl
100% Pedro Ximenez.
Gran Barquero Pedro Ximenez is een sherry uit Montilla
The Wine Advocate:
''The NV Pedro Ximenez Gran Barquero, produced from sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes and aged in a solera for an average of five years, has an impressive 420 grams of sugar per liter, meaning very little sugar has actually fermented, and most of the 15% alcohol it displays comes from fortification. The profile is very typical of the style, dominated by raisins and dried figs, with a warm, velvety palate, which ends with a spicy curry note. Drink 2013-2016.
Perez Barquero was established in 1905 and still have some soleras from that time, the foundational soleras, from which very small quantities of extremely old and concentrated wines are withdrawn and bottled from time to time. In 1985 it was purchased by Rafael Cordoba who owns other three wineries in Montilla, Bodegas Gracia (from which I tasted one wine here), Vinicola del Sur and Tomas Garcia, and the four make up the Perez Barquero Group. They own 100 hectares of vineyards in some of the best locations in the appellation, in Sierra de Montilla and in Moriles Alto, planted with a majority of Pedro Ximenez, and control a further 400 hectares of vineyards belonging to other grape growers. With this they produce an impressive array of both dry and sweet wines (plus brandy and vinegar), whose main characteristic is balance, elegance and finesse. They stock 10,000 500- to 600-liter American oak barrels, the famous botas where they age their wines following the soleras and criaderas system. They produce an average of three million bottles of wine per year. Perez Barquero represents the quality summit of Montilla-Moriles. Their Finos usually have a lot number, whose first two digits seem to be the bottling year. All the Finos tasted had a lot starting with 13. The oldest wines, the ones labeled 1905, which is the year their soleras were created, were only bottled once in 2002, around 1,000 bottles of each, so the bottles should be decanted in advance to give the wines the chance to breath.''
Luis Gutierrez, Aug 2013.
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