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Published on December 26th, 2013 | by Ruben


Oxford 1970 P.X. (Dios Baco)

Oxford 1970 is Dios Baco’s younger P.X.

Oxford 1970 is the name of Bodegas Dios Baco‘s core range Pedro Ximénez wine.

Dios Baco initially focused on dry wines, and their sweet wines are a more recent development. They also have a P.X. V.O.S. that is over 20 years old, but the difference in age is supposedly not that big, with the Oxford 1970 being just below 20 years. It comes in 50 cl and 75 cl bottles.


Oxford 1970 Pedro Ximénez (17%, Bodegas Dios Baco)

Nose: thick and intense, full of raisins and dried prunes. Some chocolate and Spanish pan de higos. Hints of coffee and sticky toffee. There’s also a slightly pungent top note, in between alcohol tingle and lemon.

Mouth: very smooth and velvety, almost buttery. A dense, classic mixture of prunes, figs and cocoa again. Belgian pear syrup. It shows the same kind of lemon note but it’s almost completely overrun by sticky sweetness. A slightly pinch of pepper in the finish.

Availability: around € 13 for a 50 cl bottle.

Summary: Maybe a tad too syrupy, but well-made with a very velvety, almost buttery texture. Combines excellently with blue cheese.



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