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ALVEAR PX 1927 SOLERA
Item: #300410
Bottle Size: 375ml
WA: 98
$20.99
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ALVEAR PX 1927 SOLER 375ml

ROBERT PARKER 98 POINTS - "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. 98 points,...(Nov 2015)."

While not getting near the attention given the famed dessert wines of France and Germany, some of the world’s most fabulous sweet wines are produced in an obscure corner of Spain’s Andalusia province-Montilla-Moriles. The district is home to Bodegas Alvear creators of Solera 1927 a mind boggling nectar that must be tasted to be believed. Throughout its 284-year long history, the Alvear family has managed to combine their eight generations of experience and long-term thinking to create Solera 1927. The PX (Pedro-Ximenez) grapes for this bottling are generally planted on exceptionally chalky soils that produce low yields (1.2 tons/acre) and optimally ripe grapes. Sugars are further concentrated by drying the berries on straw mats under the sun. A dense must is then obtained from the crushed raisins to produce a viscous “raisin juice”. The unique aging process of the Solera System, which in this case was inaugurated in 1927, ensures an intriguing mix of youthful and long aged flavors, as well as an amazingly high level of quality from bottling to bottling. Robert Parker awarded a prior incarnation this PX 96 points a few years back, and he has now awarded this edition a staggering 98 Points. Now that’s consistency! When one factors in its long aging along with the cost of fruit and the myriad of man-hours involved in maintaining the Solera, this under-the-radar find represents one of the most fantastic values in all the world of wine. In addition to a wide array of desserts, Solera 1927 is marvelous with blue-veined chesses and toasted almonds.
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