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Williams & Humbert Sherries
Don Guido 20 Year Old Pedro Ximenez
Low acidity, almost syrupy sweet and with a long finish that leaves the sweetness and aromas in your mouth and nose for a long time.
- 98 PointsPlatinum AwardBest in Show
BackgroundFor over 130 years, Bodegas Williams & Humbert have been producing the finest sherries and brandies; as well as a diverse portfolio of spirits, utilizing one of the most traditional methods of ageing, the solera method. Founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, Bodega Williams & Humbert has been considered to be one of the worlds most prestigious wine producers in the world. Located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, Bodega Williams & Humbert has more than 1,200 acres of vineyards, and the largest wine cellar in Europe. The family owned and operated Bodega has produced a great variety of high quality sherries, while maintaining the traditional methods of solera aging. Solera is a method of producing wines, where small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with the more mature wines over a period of time. Produced using grapes dried under the sun for 15 days in the drying yards. Fortified until it reaches 18 C, after which it undergoes physical-chemical ageing in the Criaderas y Soleras system for at least 20 years.
VinificationGrapes dried under the sun for 15 days in the drying yards. Must at high pressure in special presses, immediately fortified at 9º C. It is then decanted and filtered after the first cold treatment. Later it is fortified again until it reaches 18 º C
NoseCharacteristic Pedro Ximénez, raisin and fig aromas with round, underlying balsamic notes.
PalateLow acidity, almost syrupy sweet and with a long finish that leaves the sweetness and aromas in your mouth and nose for a long time.
AnalysisAlcohol: 18 %RS: 380 g/l
Serving SuggestionsA magnificent dessert wine and always a pleasure to sip away at. Essential in stylish cuisine.