Within a span of an hour yesterday, we received notification from friends and family about an article published in the in the New York Times, about the Spanish wine region of Bierzo. It’s great to know that people are looking out for us, as well as seeing the mainstream media […]
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 Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927 – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Dark rich brown in color. The nose is restrained with faint wood and dry nuts making their way through. Huge acidity that balances the thickness on the palate. Not cloying in the least bit which is surprising for such […]
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 – 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 […]
N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Capataz Fino – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Almost fully clear and lacking in color. The nose a a delicate peach aroma with restrained mineral notes and a faint nuttiness. Ethereal. Softr and creamy in the mouth with light salt notes, and a medium acidity. The finish and palate […]
N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Amontillado Carlos VII – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light gold in color with hints of brown that move throughout. Caramely nose with brown sugar, maple syrup and roasted nut flavors. Salty with a strong acidity and roasted nut flavors. Hazelnuts, coated in honey and roasted with a touch […]
2003 Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light honey color. The nose shows brown sugar, raw oak and candy like nuts. Viscous and thick with a high acidity that balances it nicely. Dry fruits, prunes, raisens, and a bit of oak on the finish.
1998 Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Reserva – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Dark rich brown color. The nose is a bit restrained and needs time to fully open where nuts, wood, and light vanilla aromas make their way to the surface. Very sweet and yet it has an acidity that I rarely […]
Cien Vinos, or in English – 100 Wines, is located in a neighborhood called La Latina in the center of Madrid – an area for which the tapas fiends frequent often. It is a small, cozy, den of gastronomic decadence that’s a bit hard to find if it weren’t for the bronze plaque outside the front door which tips you off that it isn’t someone’s apartment building. As you step inside the double doors, you’re greeted with warm lighting, hundreds of wines and a friendly atmosphere. What particular element that makes this place so inviting is the way they’ve chosen to display the menu and wine list.