70cl * 15% ABV * Sherry, Pedro Ximenez (PX)
PX (as this sherry is so often shortened to) is a real staff favourite here at Taurus and we love its dark, rich, sweetness (sometimes on its own, occasionally on the rocks and almost always poured over good vanilla ice cream). The Pedro Ximénez grapes were dried under the heat of the Spanish sun, forming a deep must that was then fortified and matured in solera. Intense flavours of raisins and molasses, it's treacly, velvety and smooth.
This sherry won a platinum medal (and received 97 points) at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards and Jane MacQuitty wrote in The Times in January 2021 that it was, 'Refined, fragrant, sticky Pedro Ximenez sherry with rich, hazelnut and spiced golden raisin fruit.'