by Ms. Kelly
Things I heart, take 7: 2007 Vinedos de Ithaca ‘Odysseus’ Pedro Ximinez
Sigh, this wine is so good. It’s so good that I’m tempted to take a bottle home with me and skip my plans for the gym! Hailing from the Gratallops in the Priorat region of Spain, this is one winery not to be overlooked. I am not alone in my love for this winery as it seems to be a constant favorite among the lushes. The young rockstar winemaker, Silivia Puig, is creating some fascinating wines that are truly unique – I mean, how many other dry Pedro Ximinez do you find around? This wine is just beautiful with a little hint of petrol on the nose, lots of minerals with some nice floral notes and citrus fruit while being soft and pretty on the palate. It is really well balanced with a little hint of oxidation coming through. BEWARE though, this wine is so delicious that when followed with a…hmm, lesser quality wine I suppose I would say…it really shows how extremely well balanced and beautiful the PX is and makes it a little sad to drink anything but that! As normal, my recommendation would be to stop by and pick up a bottle of this as soon as humanly possible, you never know when I’m going to win the lottery and buy all that’s left!!