Fernando de Castilla Antique Pedro Ximinez Jerez DO
In a Nutshell
Exceptionally rich, concentrated and very sweet!
Dried figgy, prune fruit with a note of coffee and liquorice dominate on the nose. The palate is luscious is rich with raisin, fig and more prune showing with a hint of black tea and tobacco coming through. Incredibly seductive and luscious - at 450g/litre sugar this is a challenging PX - enjoy in small quantities!
Fernando de Castilla deals only in prestigious, premium wines. The sherries are all from individual soleras. They are bottled without blending, cold stabilisation or filtration of any kind in order to preserve the subtlety, purity and distinctive aromas of these premium wines. The products are all bottled in clear glass to show off the wonderful colour of these wines. After fortification ageing takes place in a solera system. The initial wine has a sugar content of around 300 grammes per litre and is very concentrated. Having spent a long period, around 20-30 years, in barrels the final sugar content of the Antique PX is around 450 g per litre and the colour has developed over a period from a dark mahogany into an intense black.
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Press Quotes & Awards
Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
The very essence of raisins. Inky colour, unctuous mouthfeel, very individual style, well aged with some bright freshness coming through.
Judges Comments, Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014
Decadence in a glass, this sherry shows treacle toffee, coffee and raisins on the nose and a delicious long finish of cocoa and spice...Spicy, rich and full, with dried fruit and fruitcake, this is both complex and delicious