Bodegas Valdespino 'El Candado' Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez DO

Bodegas Valdespino 'El Candado' Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 6089

UPC: 8-412449102078

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Andalucia
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pedro Ximenez
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 17
Residual Sugar(g/L): 400 g/l
Total Acidity: 2.8

El Candado (Spanish translation for "The Padlock") is a unique sherry produced only with Pedro Ximénez grapes, grown in the Sherry district of Spain. It is the classic Jerez dessert wine.

Winemaking Notes: Pedro Ximénez grapes are dried in the sun before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. 'El Candado' undergoes oxidative aging for over 10 years. There are 2 criaderas and the solera. 

Tasting Notes: The color is an intense mahogany. There is a deep aroma of dried fruits (raisins, figs) and subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. It is smooth and velvety in the mouth with a long after taste. Serve with desserts, at room temperature or slightly chilled. Also, this is delicious when poured over ice cream.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93 (7/31/2013)

    Offers layers of macerated date, ganache, warm caraway, buckwheat honey and chocolate-covered orange peel notes, with a deep, intense finish that lets a wonderfully smoky hint curl through. The power is obvious, the range and definition more subtle. Drink
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (8/29/2013)

    The NV El Candado Pedro Ximenez, produced from sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes for two weeks, and aged in a solera for an average of 8-10 years, is bottled with 400 grams of sugar and 17% alcohol. Mahogany color, the nose is a symphony of candied, dried fruits, raisins, figs and dates. The palate is clean, very sweet and spicy, and should be consumed quite fresh (10?C), with chocolate dessert (or as a dessert in itself). Drink 2013-2015.