Aged sweet sherry, drink like port, after a steak dinner.
98 Robert Parker points
PX will go well with caramel ice-cream. Orange or banana based deserts, salty nuts or manchego cheese. Once opened it last for 3 months and will change so you can keep going back for new tastes.
Nose: surprisingly juicy, with a piercing acidity that’s closer to fresh fruits than to dried fruits perhaps. Plenty of overripe orange notes, dark chocolate, jammy figs and a slight balsamic quality. Tobacco. Black tea, coffee liqueur, hints of dried flowers. An oaky touch as well.
Mouth: really velvety, with a high sweetness but a sense of lightness as well. In fact less sweet than most other vintages I would say, and less spicy than a 1946 for instance, making this slightly simpler. Just a medium acidity. Liquorice, toffee, as well as tobacco, dark chocolate and mint. Orange peel and marmalade. More (exotic) spices now and a faint bitter edge. Rather long finish.