Don PX 1987 Gran Reserva is a sweet fortified wine produced in the Andalusian region of Montilla-Moriles.
The wine is a single varietal Pedro Ximénez made from grapes that were naturally sun-dried prior to being fermented.
After that, the wine was aged following the traditional oxidative ageing technique, known in Spanish as "soleras y criaderas", for a minimum of 25 years prior to its bottling.
Don PX 1987 Gran Reserva is crafted by the Toro Albalá winery, arguably the most renowned producer of sweet wines in Córdoba.
Very dense, bright, clean, high chocolate-coloured robe with a deep iodine rim.
Pedro Ximénez 1987 Gran Reserva is very complex. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, liquorice, tobacco and sweet spices. On the background, notions of aromatic herbs, fruit compote and a subtle note of black olives.
Powerful, sweet and venerable. Velvety bodied and round, with a very good acidity, a marvelous texture and an endless finish with remembrances of prunes, cocoa, spices, tobacco, figs, aromatic herbs and... you name it.
|Our personal opinion||
Don PX 1987 Gran Reserva is what has sometimes been described, quite aptly, as a "meditation wine".
Don PX 1986 Gran Reserva:
Parker 92. Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Más de 25 años crianza oxidativa.|
|Other guides||Guía Repsol: 93 puntos.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Blue cheeses, Chocolate, Chocolate cake, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, Nougat candy, Puff pastries, Sweet pastries|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Slightly sweet, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Desserts, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
If you like Cuban cigars, there are few pairings more enjoyable. Also great with dark chocolate and as a meditation wine sitting by the fireplace.