Oloroso Asuncion

 
This is a 100% pedro ximenez oloroso from Montilla Moriles – specifically, from Alvear – one of the big, top class bodegas from up there. 

On the nose it is sweet and alcoholic, has a lot of the raisiny goodness you would expect from a PX and some baked (english) Christmas cake smell. There is indeed a bit of sweetness and a little bit of burn on the palate – it is a good 19% proof and probably has a touch of the sweet stuff, but the flavours are between caramel and raisins. 

A lovely drop – here I had it with some colmenillas (morels) in a foie and port sauce (I had already piled in – sorry about that) but maybe it was a little sweet (and maybe not acidic enough). This wine would probably be perfect on its own or with a good book. 

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