Dandelion Legacy of the Barossa 30 year old Pedro Xim̩nez 375mL NV


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. 96 Points Drink: 2011 Tyson Stelzer

So we’ve been asked to review more fortifieds, so some fortifieds you shall receive. Rancio, mixed peel, light honey/toffee coated nuts and a cup of black tea to go with it. All manner of sweet and savoury flavours on a viscous and slippery base that’s cut with bright acid, so it feels light on its feet. Super long. Terrific wine. Complexity and lip-smackingness combined. Rated : 95 Points Tasted : Feb12 Alcohol : 19% Price : $30 Closure : Screwcap Drink :  Gary Walsh www.winefront.com.au

Zar Brooks can't decide whether it's ximenez (frontlabel) or ximinez (back label). From a solera started in 1944, now an averageage of 30 years. It has a strong, dark-roasted nut bouquet, and an extremelyluscious brandy snap, cumquat, nut and tea palate. This is seriously oldmaterial.  Rating: 94. James Halliday

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