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Pedro Ximenez: A Wine to Savour Over a Candlelit Dinner

Near the 14th of February, there is always the temptation to crack open a bottle of pink Champagne as inspiration for a post – but that’s all been done before, so I was keen to write about something different. My wife, a modern-day Barbara Cartland, suggested something romantic about wines […]

The Source of Pedro Ximénez: D.O. Montilla-Moriles

Editor’s Note: A short while ago, a friend, and cohort, of ours contributed a piece on the the region of Montilla Moriles, located in the southern political region of Andalusia; along with its indigenous grape, Pedro Ximenez. Being that PX is a wonderful wine to sip after dinner on a […]

Bodegas Alvear

It has been 275 years since Don Diego de Alvear y Escalera, began in 1729 the production in the town of Montilla, region of Andalusia, Spain, the very first wines of Alvear. Since then, Alvear has continued to progress and develop in a harmonious manner. Eight generations of the family […]

2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama”

2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama” – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (8/28/2006)Light yellow gold in color. The nose show’s subtle wood notes, and light almond hints. Delicate melon and light citrus come in towards the end as it opens. Soft in the mouth with a gentle creaminess and rich nutty […]

2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama”

2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama” – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light gold steely almost. The nose is a revelation for sherry wines showing pear, peach, and other haunting fruits that are difficult to pick out. Very dry in the mouth with an amazingly soft lush acidity. On the palate […]

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Solera Cream

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Solera Cream – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Very brown in color with rich core. Buttery nose with cinnamon showing and a bit restrained due to it’s dense nature. Fully sweet without being cloying do to a medium high acidity. Candy like in the mouth with cherries and cream […]

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Oloroso Asuncion

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Oloroso Asuncion – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Rich golden color with brown core. Carmely nose with fresh nuts, and pure vanilla bean aromas. Great acidity in this wine with a light sweetness that is balanced well. Sweet roasted nuts with touches of salt and cherry undercurrents give this […]