Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Anada 2015
The 2015 Alvear Pedro Ximénez de Añada is another beauty. Made from sun-dried Pedro Ximénez grapes that were fermented and aged in large clay jars, it reveals a ruby/amber color as well as a great nose of orange liqueur, brown sugar, honeyed figs, and flowers. Uber-full-bodied, thick, and vicious, it's a dessert wine geared for tiny sips. It will probably age forever.
Heady caramel, maple and toffee aromas come in front of a viscous palate. Flavors that nearly match the nose don't waver on the finish, and from head to tail this plays up the richness of sun-dried Pedro Ximénez. In almost all vintages, Alvear de Añada is an exemplary Spanish dessert wine.
Frankly sweet and thick in feel, showing pear, fig and ginger cream notes draped with marzipan and caramel layers. Fun, but maybe just a touch cloying for purists. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.