Solist Pedro Ximenez

Solist Pedro Ximenez bottle

70cl, 56.3% ABV

This release from Kavalan's Solist range has been aged in casks that held the sweetest style of sherry: Pedro Ximenez. Expect plenty of dried fig and raisin flavours.

Solist Pedro Ximenez bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

More herbal than expected, with green leaves, rosemary and lemongrass joining more typical sherry-cask notes – toffee, raisins, plums and dates. The flavours are balanced, with toffee adding a sweeter side to the nose.

Palate

Surprisingly mellow and very well integrated, with juicy fruit and a vein of rich honey sweetness. Spice sits at the core, although is swamped by fruit.

Finish

Sweet and long, with honey and dried fruit slowly fading to oaky spice.

Comment

A surprisingly mellow entry in the punchy Solist range, well-balanced and very well integrated. The sweet honey and soft fruit of Kavalan’s spirit is enriched but not hidden by the PX maturation.