Thursday, 22 February 2018

Pedro Ximénez Los Buhos 15%, Wisdom & Warter

Very dark blacky brown, almost opaque, fading to tight amber rim.
Very rich with lots of dried fruits like raisin, date and prune along with hints of treacle toffee and very slight toasted notes like carob and traces of oak. Overall it is the dried fruit which predominates, and in quite an intense way; it is big and quite generous.
Full, rich, unctuous and fairly silky with all that fruit up front and a trace of spice as it opens out, then toffee. You can really feel the texture of the raisin pulp, yet there is enough acidity to give it some freshness and very decent length, leaving lovely lingering raisin flavours in its wake.
Wisdom & Warter was established in 1854 and is now a sous-marque of González Byass, who bought the firm in 1929. While it can occasionally be found in Jerez, it is more often seen on export markets such as the USA, though with a different label. Very good value for money.
About 8 euros

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