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Wines from Jerez

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Sanchez Romate NV Cardenal Cisneros Reservas Pedro Ximénez (Jerez)

  • Best Buy
  1. $15
This reserve-level P.X. sets the gold standard for excellence in sweet sherry. The lovely bouquet straddles the line between unadulterated sweetness and impeccable slyness. The flavors of fig, chocolate, caramel, browned butter and cinnamon are amazing. So chewy and thick, but balanced by firm acids. Brilliant.  — M.S.  (10/1/2005)
94
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Osborne NV Pedro Ximenez 1827 Sweet Sherry (Jerez)

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  1. $14
A spectacularly sweet and rich bruiser, and one that delivers the essence of raisins, toffee and chocolate. This wine hasn’t taken one turn south, and it’s beckoning to be consumed. The finish is impeccably smooth and rich, and while its luscious to say the least, the amazing thing is its length, which runs a couple of minutes, no joke. A guarantee for anyone who…  — M.S.  (8/1/2003)
94
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Lustau NV Almacenista Palo Cortado de Jerez Sherry (Jerez)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $42
A beautiful style of elevated Sherry that’s worth every cent if fine Sherry is to your liking. The nose is pure toffee, roasted nuts, apricot and mellow quince, while the key flavor is dried orange and the nuances hinted at by the aromas all reappear. Muscular but in perfect shape, with a finish as smooth as glass.  — M.S.  (6/1/2009)
94
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Sandeman NV Royal Corregidor Rich Old Oloroso Sherry (Jerez)

  1. $25
Rich and unctuous; a big, muscular, semi-sweet beauty with a meaty frame and gorgeous maple and toffee aromas. Broad-shouldered across the palate, with apricot and quince flavors accented by cinnamon and nutmeg. In terms of mouthfeel, it’s like a fine liqueur, and on the finish everything you’ve previously smelled and/or tasted comes back into perfect focus.  — M.S.  (8/1/2003)
93
points

González Byass NV Matusalem Oloroso Dulce Viejo Sherry (Jerez)

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  1. $45
Outstanding Sherry with complexity, richness and character. The nose has a salinic zest to it, making it no wallflower, and of course there’s raisin and prune. The palate is formed, sculpted and balanced, with peanut M&M’s candy, roasted fruit, chocolate ice cream and more. A beauty with power and poise.  — M.S.  (6/1/2010)
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Sandeman NV Royal Ambrosante Aged 20 Years Old Solera Pedro Ximénez (Jerez)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $24
Sandeman excels with its reserve-level sherries, as is exemplified by this stand-out PX. Figs and raisins are front and center throughout, but it never sits heavily on your palate. Just the opposite, there’s plow-through acidity that creates a brilliant mouthfeel and the sensation of freshness. Fabulous by itself or on top of vanilla ice cream.  — M.S.  (6/1/2005)
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González Byass NV Noe Viejo Pedro Ximénez (Jerez)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $45
Perfectly sweet, unctuous and rich, with lush coffee and cocoa aromas that indicate that complexity is coming. That promise is rewarded on the palate, which hits fifth gear in seconds flat. Flavorwise, it’s complex and balanced, with good acidity forcing up orange and honey flavors in addition to raisin and brown sugar. A Wow wine where there finish lasts for…  — M.S.  (4/1/2012)
93
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Lustau NV San Emilio Pedro Ximénez Sherry (Jerez)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $33
With piercing aromas of raisin pudding, molasses and spice, this rolls out the welcome mat and more. Luscious is probably as tame as you can put it; this is a ribald sweet wine with acidic backbone and hugely intense flavors of baked brown sugar, cinnamon cake and molasses. Powerful but still racy due to bracing acidity. About as good as it gets with P.X.  — M.S.  (6/1/2009)
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