External Reviews for Lustau Pedro Ximinez "San Emilio" Jerez Sherry
Caramel brown in color, with the viscosity of motor oil, this is soft yet firm, carrying flavors of walnut, dried fig and burnt sugar. Sweet but not oppressively so, with a slightly bitter finish. Drink now.
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.
The exuberant and saturated sweet flavors of sun-ripened grapes spread throughout the entire palate, sustained by firm acidity. That acidity imposes its mineral tones, without overshadowing the seductive caramel sensation that lasts. Serve it chilled as a digestif.
Sweet and concentrated, yet this has a freshness, from the grapey note to the bright structure. Fig, caramel and chocolate round out the flavors, ending with a moderate length. Drink now.
Extremely concentrated and syrupy, with sugary sweetness, it has prune, orange and tobacco flavors. But though rich, it lacks lift and balance, and turns cloying after a sip or two.
This blends cloves, cinnamon, dark chocolate and coffee into a creamy, viscous texture. The powerful sweetness of its figgy flavors is the central impression. To accompany a fig cake.