Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alvear 2011 Pedro Ximenez de Anada Montilla-Moriles (Andalusia, Spain)

Alvear 2011 Pedro Ximenez de Anada Montilla-Moriles (Andalusia, Spain), $9.79-$154.00*, 95 points, was the color of Dark amber Maple syrup.
Powerful aromas of raisin, caramel, and bourbon quickened on the palate with fig and coffee flavors.
More than full-bodied with fair acidity and a round mellow underlayment of tannin took the palate into a long finish of a 17% alcohol inspirited sweet bourbon burn.
Paired okay with our dark chocolate cherry frosted cake, but I really enjoyed this wine all by itself.
*Believe it or not; google it!


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  1. I must agree with you, the wine certainly stands well on its own. However, I tried a twist with chocolate cake, pairing it with salty potato chips. For me, this combination enhanced the raisin/fig flavors of the wine.
    Your photograph is outstanding! Is it your own work? DD

  2. DK: Contrast vs. complement is always interesting.
    Thanks for commenting.
    As the photograph: Soitenly