Vinification: The pedro ximenez grapes are sun dried and then naturally fermented in stainless steel.
Aging: The best barrels of El Candado are selected to move on to the youngest criadera of Ninos. The end wine undergoes well over 30 years of oxidative aging.
Notes: Opaque black with greenish tones. The nose is exteremely intense with notes of coffee, chocolate, figs and raisins. The wine is very complex and persistent yet very well balanced and very good acidity to offset the sweetness.
Publication: Wine advocate
The NV Ninos Pedro Ximenez 30 Anos VORS is again a monumental wine, redolent of its sibling, Moscatel Toneles, as often the extremely old wines have so many similarities that even the grape and the origin is diminished. This beast of a wine has 470 grams of sugar. It’s believed to average 50 years of age, and shows a dark mahogany, almost black color. Being extremely concentrated, is not just power, it has finesses and balance. Curry, spices, coconut, balsamic notes (eucalyptus), tar, Cuban cigar, and nutmeg can be identified in its nose. The palate is velvety, dense, thick, long, and intense, with pungent acidity but at the same time it feels smooth. Again, choosing between Ninos and Toneles might be purely academic. Drink 2013-2035.