PX is a naturally sweet style of sherry and is more like a dessert wine. It is made from the Pedro Ximénez grape and aged like Oloroso. Serve at 12°C – 14°C.
Bodegas Barón was founded by Manuel Barón Fernández in 1895 who acquired some old soleras from Anselmo Paz, an almacenista in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Manuel Barón’s wife had a much older family history in sherry though, so you could say Barón’s history goes back almost 400 years already. Today, ten generations later, the company is owned by Jose Rodriguez Jiménez and his sons Juan Luis and Jose. It is located in the barrio alto of Sanlúcar, where they store nearly 10.000 barrels of wine. They also have newer premises in the outskirts of town. They own three vineyards, all on Albariza soil: Finca Atalaya (previously owned by Osborne), Finca Martín Miguel and Finca Poedo. While their focus is still on Manzanilla, Bodegas Barón are clearly working hard to extend their range and gain more interest..
Ebony in color with intense iodized iridescence. The bouquet offers extremely rich aromas, with a predominance of sweet notes of nuts such as raisins, figs and dates, accompanied by aromas of honey, syrup and fruit in compote and candied, accentuated with the aging of the toasted tones (coffee, bitter chocolate and cocoa) and licorice.
The palate is velvety and unctuous, with a vibrant acidity that mitigates the extreme sweetness and the warmth of alcohol, very long on the finish.