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Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez

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Who was Pedro Ximenez? Not actually a Spanish Porn star but a white grape native to Spain that is often fortified and emulated all over the world. This seductive dark coloured wine is just the thing to either end a meal on or just to have with a plate of jamon and imagine you are sitting in Barcelona or Madrid. Funnily enough the wine is made in the Barossa and the fortified is 30 years old hailing from the cellars of Carl Lindner. The nose is seductively layered with grilled nuts, toffee, crème brulee and citrus peel. It tastes of the most intense citrus rind and honey as well as toffee and nutty rancio characters with amazing persistence.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep amber/ochre fading to a rusty orange and translucent fireside embers brown with and a olive rim.

Nose: The Legacy of the Barossa’s bouquet immediately proclaims the age and class of the wine. Freshly toasted Pecan nuts, figs, fresh cream toffee and creme brulee with English breakfast tea, mandarin citrus peel and hints of maple syrup.

Palate: Sweet and rich with an aged orange peel and honey marmalade middle with candied fruit, citrus/apricot and toffee flavours that flow to a drying finish thanks to the extremely complex and fresh rancio, and almost electric, piecing intensity.

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Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez

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Tyson Stelzer says
You never know what you might unearth in Carl Lindner’s shed behind his Jaguar collection. How about a PX solera dating from 1944? For all of its age and monumental complexity, it’s refreshingly vibrant, balanced and without any hint of cloying sweetness. www.dandelionvineyards.com.au
Wine Taste Edition 24: July 22, 2011
96
James Halliday says
Zar Brooks can't decide whether it's ximenez (front label) or ximinez (back label). From a solera started in 1944, now an average age of 30 years. It has a strong, dark-roasted nut bouquet, and an extremely luscious brandy snap, cumquat, nut and tea palate. This is seriously old material. 375 ml.
2011
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
James Halliday says
Pale reddish-brown; from a solera of pedro ximenez started in 1944 by the Lindner family; a lively, almost crisp, entry to the palate moves progressively through caramel, biscuit and toffee to a powerful, cleansing finish. 375ml. 19% alc.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
93

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