Origin: Jerez de la Frontera
Variety: 100% Pedro Ximénez
Alcohol content: 42.59%
Volume: 70 cl.
Distillate of wine of sundried 100% Pedro Ximenez grape, with a yield close to 90 liters of brandy per ton of fresh grapes. Authentic certified raisins wine is distilled in order to obtain “fine alcohol from alquitara” capable of providing a “brandy distilled of wine” with different organoleptic characteristics from any other distillate. Until 1948 when this Solera was founded, with three barrels of 250 liters, not any vine grower dedicated to Pedro Ximenez had done something similar, and even today this Solera is the only one of its type that is known in Spain.
After distillation, the product spends 12 years in a chestnut cask of 750 liters, and other 12 years in American oak barrels of 250 liters. Once selected the precise quality for Fortaleza No. 1 Cigars, stays one more year in a single cask unifying the obtained ensemble. The sum of periods of old age, make the average age of each selection not less than 25 years.
VISUAL: In appearance is pale amber.
NOSE: In the olfactory phase, the initial alcoholic strength is shown after a few seconds of oxygenation, gently balanced and subtle, fine raisins and figs. Integrated wood that rounds with raisin notes, and memories of noble woods and final taste of old Solera.
TASTE: Round, pleasant, velvety with a subtle sweetness that reminds both, the raw material and the barrels where it has aged. The retro-nasal phase is full of plentitude, with an intensity of a very long aftertaste.
After tasting the 52 barrels comparatively of this Solera, with more than 90 types of Habanos cigars, has been selected by a panel of expert tasters and smokers as a perfect pairing for the following cigars:
EL REY DEL MUNDO CHOIX SUPREME
EL REY DEL MUNDO DEMI TASSE
FONSECA Nº1- FONSECA COSACOS
GUANTANAMERA CRISTALES TUBO
HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE ESPECIAL
HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE Nº1
HOYO DE MONTERREY PETIT ROBUSTOS
HOYO DE MONTERREY DOUBLE CORONAS
HOYO DE MONTERREY DEX DIEUX
HOYO DE MONTERREY CORONATIONS TUBO
HOYO DE MOINTERREY DU PRINCE
HOYO DE MONTERREY DEPUTE
HOYO DE MONTERREY DU MAIRE
RAFAEL GONZÁLEZ PETIT CORONAS
RAFAEL GONZÁLEZ PERLAS
RAFAEL GONZÁLEZ PANETELAS EXTRA