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Toro Albala Don Pedro Ximenez 1987 375ml

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Toro Albalá reserve select lots of their best vintage wines for the Gran Reserva label. These unusually rich Pedro Ximénez wines are destined for a very long aging in oak barrels. After filling and sealing, these barrels are left for decades in their single-vintage state. It's during this slow maturation that the wines undertake their delicious, savoury, rancio transformation (though controlled exposure to oxygen) which brings a kind of nutty, iodine character that infinitely complexes the wine but also gives it added freshness. Naturally, as the wines concentrate in flavour and texture, the colour darkens and mouth-feel develops accordingly. After a minimum of 25 years in barrel, vintages are selected for release only when they have attained these classic hallmarks of aged P.X. - Importer Note



"Toro Albalá has been releasing vintage-dated, sweet wines in chronological order for a while (I have great memories of the 1972) and the 'current' release is the 1986 Don PX Gran Reserva, which is a dark, sweet and concentrated dessert wine aged in American oak casks until bottling in June 2014. It has 350 grams of residual sugar. It's extremely dark, motor oil-dense, sweet wine with notes of raisins, hints of flowers, minty with aromas of candied orange peel and herbs, really aromatic and showy. The palate is dense, with the sweetness balanced by good acidity plus spicy and chocolate flavors." 92 points, Luis Gutierrez, eRobertParker.com #216

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Founded in 1844, Toro Albalá is arguably the best producer of Pedro Ximenez in the world today with the finest vineyard holdings in Montilla (the region for Pedro) and the oldest stocks. Toro Albalá was the first Montilla producer to commercialize bottled, dessert-styled Pedro Ximénez (in 1970) and remains the world's only specialist in 100% vintage PX. Impeccable and authentic Fino, Amontillado and Oloroso, containing only the natural alcohol from fermentation, are also produced by the classic solera method. Bodegas Toro Albalá owns significant vineyard acreage in Aguilar de la Frontera and Moriles; planted exclusively to Pedro Ximénez vines that are planted in the chalky-white, albariza soils. Grapes from the older bush vines are destined for the vintage dessert wines, whereas newer wire-trained vineyards provide fresher fruit with brighter acids for the production of the dryer styles. These are all wonderful wines, full of character and power. The sweet Pedro’s have to be tasted to be believed and the prices speak for themselves. - Importer Note

Additional Information

Volume (ml)375ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine Fortified
Vintage1987
CountrySpain
RegionMontilla Moriles
Sub-RegionNo

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