EMILIO LUSTAU 30 Year Old PEDRO Ximénez VORS
(Jerez, Spain) $110
How can I convince you that you have to taste this wine? I suppose I could say that I would choose this over a Sauternes any day. Or I could point out that to drink this wine is to drink a miracle of Nature. Or I could say that a great Pedro Ximénez (“PX”) is an out-of-body, surreal, sensual experience. (All are true). Emilio Lustau is one of the great historic Sherry bodegas. Their wickedly delicious PX is black-mahogany in color, with neon greenish glints. The flavors, slow and languorous, are both savory and sweet—the finest dark chocolate, sea salt, black figs, camphor, café au lait, and dark, fat raisins. Decadent is not a strong enough word to describe this wine. You must end an evening—some evening soon—with this. I promise you’ll be mesmerized. (“VORS” is Latin for Vinum Optimum Rare Signatum, or “Very Old Rare Sherry”). (15.5% abv).
98 points KM
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