Bodegas Valdespino (375 ml) 'Ninos' Pedro Ximenez VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Bodegas Valdespino (375 ml) 'Ninos' Pedro Ximenez VORS Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 13791

UPC: 8-412449566344

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pedro Ximenez
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Soil Type: Albariza

The Soleras of Valdespino Very Old Rare Sherries (or VORS) were established towards the end of the 19th century. Each individually registered bottle of the Valdespino VORS. Collection represents over 100 years of careful selection by generations of expert oenologists. The result is a Sherry unique in character, intensity and complexity.

About Niños Pedro Ximenez VORS: Niños is the top of the range Pedro Ximénez. Extra ripe grapes are dried in the sun untill they become raisins with very high sugar levels. The wine is aged for over 10 years before it even enters a tiny solera of just 8 butts. When it is finally bottled, it has an average age of over 60 years. This confers on it incredible concentration and complexity with lots of dried fruit notes as well as hints of coffee and licorice. Despite the sweetness, it has a refreshing and balanced acidity. The sheer amount of flavor in the wine also distracts one from the sugar. A dessert in itself, Niños is wonderful after dinner, and of course excellent with chocolate desserts, ice cream and fine blue cheese.

Type of Aging: Oxidative
Average Age: Over 60 years

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98 (8/28/2013)

    This beast of a wine has 470 grams of sugar. It’s believed to average 50 years of age, and shows a dark mahogany, almost black color. Being extremely concentrated, is not just power, it has finesses and balance. Curry, spices, coconut, balsamic notes (eucalyptus), tar, Cuban cigar, and nutmeg can be identified in its nose. The palate is velvety, dense, thick, long, and intense, with pungent acidity but at the same time it feels smooth. Drink 2013-2035.