Saturday, November 15, 2008

Marks and Spencer PX Pedro Ximenez 2007

This is an interesting wine. Pedro Ximenez is a grape that is usually associated with a very sweet, dark coloured Sherry. This particular incarnation is as a dry white from Chile. I had to try it.

The wine itself isn't really that interesting though. It is an aromatic-type white, and reminds me of a new world Riesling (which I find dull compared to their European counterparts). It's dry and crisp, and also has a mind-numbing 13.5% alcohol.

This falls into the "good for the money" category. It costs about 5 and a half pounds per bottle from the shop (£4.99 by the case), and is a pretty decent, and food friendly, wine. I just find the style a bit boring.

Marks and Spencer
PX Pedro Ximenez 2007
Elqui Valley, Chile


  1. I have just tried this wine from M&S. I was so impressed that I went back to buy some more. It is currently on the shelf at 4.99, but excellent value with 20% discount on just 6 bottles.

  2. Hi Dave,

    Agreed it is a good deal. Despite what I said in the original post I'm warming up to New World whites a bit more - perhaps I should revisit this.