2004 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Sacristia

Pedro Ximenez - 375ML
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jamessuckling.com, May 2022

So viscous that you need to drink it with a spoon. Syrup-like with loads prunes, black dates, licorice syrup and melted chocolate. This is not a PX you’d “drink,” but rather “chew” on the palate. An extremely viscous...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2019

There is a big jump in concentration and density in the 2004 Pedro Ximénez de Sacristía, and looking at the analytical data, it's also the one with more sugar and acidity, so something happened here... It's really dark...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Pedro Ximenez
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Sub-region Montilla Moriles
Vintage 2004
Size 375ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2004 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Sacristia is a remarkable white wine hailing from the Andalucia region of Spain. With its deep, dark color and dense texture, this wine is a true standout in its category. The Pedro Ximenez varietal used in its production lends itself to a unique and complex flavor profile that is sure to captivate even the most discerning of palates.

Upon pouring, the 2004 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Sacristia showcases an enticingly deep and oily appearance. Its viscosity is so pronounced that it almost resembles a syrup, inviting you to savor every drop. The aromas that waft from the glass are rich and intriguing, with hints of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate mingling with sweeter notes of prunes and black dates.

On the palate, this wine truly comes alive. The concentrated expression of the Pedro Ximenez varietal delivers a decadent and velvety mouthfeel that is unlike anything you have experienced before. The flavors are intense and layered, with the sweetness of licorice syrup and melted chocolate beautifully balanced by a touch of bitterness. It is a wine that demands to be savored slowly, allowing each sip to unfold and reveal its myriad of flavors.

Both Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and James Suckling have recognized the exceptional quality of the 2004 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Sacristia. With a score of 95 from both publications, it is clear that this wine has garnered high praise and admiration from experts in the field. Parker's review highlights the noticeable jump in concentration and density compared to other vintages, while Suckling's tasting note emphasizes the wine's viscosity and concentrated expression.

With its unforgettable flavor profile and luxurious texture, the 2004 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Sacristia is a wine that demands attention. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a decadent dessert, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression.