White Wine Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2018

White wine from Jerez. Varietal Pedro Ximénez aged for 4 months in American oak barrels.

Crianza. 4 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Pedro Ximénez,
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€18.50
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Produced in Jérez de la Frontera, the very heart of the Sherry region, Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest is a truly singular Spanish white wine

The wine is a single varietal Pedro Ximénez produced by the Ximénez-Spinola winery.

Harvest was performed manually and took place two weeks after the usual time in order to obtain some beautifully overripe, naturally sweet grapes.

Once in the cellar, the grapes were macerated with the skins in stainless steel tanks.

Then the wine was transferred into old American oak barrels, where it was aged for 4 months on its lees with periodic stirrings.

An exceptional, labouriously crafted white wine, Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2018 will improve in the bottle for many years.

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Appearance

The wine Ximénez-Spinola Exceptional Harvest has a very bright, clean golden colour with some amber tinges.

Nose

This single varietal Pedro Ximénez is simply mind-boggling. Complex notes of ripe and sun-dried apricots, baked apples, quince jelly and honey. On the background, this white wine from Jerez insinuates some notes of English custard, citrus, plums, marzipan, flowers and exotic spices.

Palate

A bold and unctuous white wine by Bodegas Ximénez-Spínola, with a substantial body enlivened by an exceptional acidity. Silky and smooth, this Pedro Ximénez white wine has a really complex palate and a surprisingly dry, long, masterly-balanced finish. Wow!

Our personal opinion

The wine Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2018 is already remarkable, and it may well become an outstanding wine within the next years.

OTHER VINTAGES

Ximénez-Spinola Exceptional Harvest 2017:

Enterwine 93.

Ximénez-Spinola Exceptional Harvest 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Year 2018
Type White
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 4
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Pedro Ximénez
Pairings Aged cheeses, Alone, Aperitif, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured duck breast, Duck, Foie Gras, Full salads, Goat cheese, Grilled whitefish, Nougat candy, Paté, Roasted turkey, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
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I bought this after reading the Jamon Iberico post. An absolute success!! My guests were delighted.
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
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Spine-tingling. Ginger, nutmeg, quince, jasmine, orange blossom, white pepper. A feast for the nose - and a gift for the palate.
Review by (Posted on 12 November 2017)
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