TROPHY | NZ International Wine Show 2014
GOLD MEDAL | NZ International Wine Show 2014
Stunning packaging. Gloriously complex, rich and sweet. After one sip you'll soon understand why Valdespino PX is one of the world's most treasured Sherries. No wonder the winery seals each bottle with a padlock! If you have never tried a Pedro Ximenez sherry before - you're missing out on one of the worlds great wine styles. It couldn't be further from the stuff your Gran used to sip in the seventies. This is nectar. Prepare to fall in love.
Pedro Ximenez ( frequently referred to simply as PX ) is a grape that produces many of Spain's finest sweet Sherries. El Candado is made from Pedro Ximenez grapes which once harvested are left out in the sunshine for at least two weeks. The grapes dehydrate naturally, absorbing the unique and unmistakable flavours of the Mediterranean sun as they turn into raisins. The sugar levels rise, and through the Solera and Criadera maturation system the wines gain incredible deep, rich flavours of figs, raisins, molasses, nuts and chocolate. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED.