PX Navazos Gran Solera 25+ YO (375ML)
'Saca of July 2018. Excusive bottling for Australia, 16.5% ABV, Jerez de la Frontera. The aged complexity, balance and yumminess on offer here has to be tasted to be believed. The Equipo Navazos PX Gran Solera is the result of ageing the pure, very sweet, fortified must of Pedro Ximénez raisins--harvested from vineyards located in the towns of Montalbán, Montemayor and Puente Genil (around Montilla)--for an average of 20+ years, "... or maybe even 25 years, the solera system hardly allows us to be more precise," says Jesús. It comes from a solera of 22 casks located in one of the finest bodegas at Jerez de la Frontera. Here it has been aged in a typical Jerezano style (such as La Bota #36), that is, in casks filled only up to 5/6 of their capacity. This Jerezano method results in a less fruity, earthier, savoury and complex style of PX. The source solera has come to be identified as "Solera Pedro Ximénez NO" and has never been bottled before. It's as unique as it is delicious. The note below refers to the February 2016 bottling.'
"...It has a superb nose of chocolate, espresso coffee, molasses, cigar ash, dates and spices with hints of mint and aromatic herbs. It's thick and dense not as sweet as it really is, it somehow manages to keep a better balance, as age concentrates acidity too. There are no edges, it has a soft texture and it's dangerously easy to drink." 93+ points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (February 2016 bottling)