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Wine Review: Fresquito Pedro Ximenez 2014

Our 1st wine review features Fresquito Pedro Ximenex 2014 with an ABV of 14% from Perez Barquero S.A. , the 1st bodega we visited and reviewed here.


Fortunately this wine is available in the United Kingdom from Marks and Spencer online and in their high street stores for £9 per 75cl bottle.

This is what the Marks and Spencer page on the wine has to say about the wine including some suggested food pairings: –

  • Fresquito Pedro Ximénez

  • Vintage: 2014

  • A distinctly nutty and apple blossom scented dry un-oaked white wine with an extraordinarily rich taste of blanched almond lifted by succulent tangy lemon flavours and a satisfying savoury dry finish.
  • About this bottle: This unusual wine comes from deep in Andalucía, southern Spain. Here the sun fully ripens Pedro Ximenez grapes to perfection. Juan Márquez Cellar Master of Perez Barquero showed M&S winemaker Sue Daniels how he crafts this wine style made in large traditional earthenware jars or Tinaja (tin-Yak-ah). Vino de Tinaja is the new vintage wine from these vessels, where the fine yeast ‘flor’ that grows on top of the wine imparts a little nuttiness to enrich this vibrant floral fruit laden wine.
  • Grape Variety- 100% Pedro Ximenez
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Region: Montilla-Moriles


This style is best enjoyed young but will keep for 2 years. Ideal chilled as an aperitif, fabulous with Spanish Ibérico Ham, Spanish Tapas or roasted almonds and olives.

Teresa explains the tinajas at Perez Barquero to Laura during our visit last year.

Teresa explains the tinajas at Perez Barquero to Laura during our visit last year.

Well what did we think of the wine? 

We are not professing to be experts but we do want to share our experiences with you.

On the nose it is fresh and vibrant with a hint of lemon and applewood. The palate definitely starts with nuts, almonds, then apple and there is a lovely lemony finish. This is definitely great with tapas and we would recommend it with food or on it’s own. It must be served chilled straight from the fridge.

In our opinion, this wine could very well be the foundation for the Fino we tried during our visit last year.

Gran Barquero Fino

Gran Barquero Fino

If you do try this we would love to hear your opinion as a comment here or email us info@www.montillamorileswines.com.


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