I never recall tasting a Pedro Ximenez still dry version. I recall the grape as yielding sweet syrupy wines better to pour into high quality vanilla ice cream rather than drinking!!
This wine caught by surprise. If you have ever played baseball, you know the feeling when the pitcher throws you a surprise curve?. That’s exactly what I am talking about.
This nectar has a gorgeous nose redolent of Jazmin, honey and white fruit reminiscent of Japanese pear and white grapefruit. On the palate, it has wonderful nutty flavours ( walnut, comes to mind) and flor aromas as well. It is fruity enough with such a sublime elegance. This is a definitely under the radar wine for Spanish wine lovers. I have seen it in the IG of some of the finest restaurants of Montreal but it is for the die hard cognoscenti
Who are Equipo Navazos?. Originally this was a private buying club for an Amontillado cask in the cellar of notorious Miguel Sanchez Ayala. In a group effort of 30 friends and professionals they bottle the cask and titled it La Bota de Amontillado/Navazos 1. When word got out about their project, what was once a hobby became a full-fledged commercial enterprise. Supply remains limited and demand has only increased througout the world. Since then Navazos has also released brandies, unfortified Palomino Fino aged under flor, and a couple of PX wines, one dry and one made from raisined grapes.
Ovni Pedro Ximenez 2017 can be adquired in the private import market in Quebec by way of LES IMPORTATIONS DU MOINE. $25, 12 pack case)