1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion

Pedro Ximenez - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013

The 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion produced with Pedro Ximenez grapes dehydrated under the sun at the time of the Second World War, was only bottled in September 2011. This is an extreme wine, my first descriptor was...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Pedro Ximenez
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Sub-region Montilla Moriles
Vintage 1946
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 17%
Closure Cork

Bodegas Toro Albala is one of the Top 100 Spanish Gold Wineries of the 21st century, located right in Cordoba’s charming countryside in the Montilla-Moriles region. It was established in 1922 by Jose María Toro Albalá, but its roots date back to an estate that was founded in 1844 by Albalá's grandfather, Antonio Sánchez Prieto. One of the first to produce single-variety bottlings of Pedro Ximenez, today they are world-renowned for the varietal, offering some of the best examples including vintage dated, single-vineyard releases.

Their Pedro Ximenez wines stand out for their unrivalled artisanal nature: from their extended oak aging (some dating back to before the Spanish Civil War), to their handcrafted labels. An endless number of international awards and reviews endorse these wines which have already conquered many international markets.

Antonio Sanchez Romero, oenologist and owner of the company, aims to preserve the highest quality standards established by his predecessors at Bodegas Toro Albala. In addition to wine, Romero introduced aged vinegar, and Arrope syrup made from the Pedro Ximenez grape to the portfolio.

The vintage-dated Don PX Convento Seleccion is produced with sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes before extended aging in American oak barrels. Unlike sherry produced in the solera method, the wine is never topped and over time, deepens and concentrates into an incredibly complex dessert wine. There is no time limit for wine storage and it improves with age even in an opened bottle. This wine should be stored in a cool, dry place away from light and direct heat.

The 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion is a remarkable white wine from the Montilla Moriles region of Andalucia, Spain. Crafted from the Pedro Ximenez varietal and harvested in the acclaimed vintage of 1946, this wine embodies the essence of time and history.

In the glass, this wine displays a rich golden color, reminiscent of aged amber. The nose is an explosion of aromas, with intense notes of sweet cinnamon, Christmas cake, camphor, petrol, lemongrass, Belgian chocolate, and butter. It is a symphony of scents that dance harmoniously, inviting you to explore further.

On the palate, the 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion reveals its true power. It is an ultra-concentrated wine, with an almost unworldly level of intensity. The flavors are incredibly complex and rich, offering a sensory experience like no other. The sweetness is balanced with a touch of saltiness, creating a unique and intriguing profile. As the wine lingers, a black olive note emerges, adding yet another layer of complexity.

This wine is a true tour de force, showcasing the best of what sweet wines can offer. With a perfect score of 100 from renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, it is clear that this wine is a masterpiece. Only 825 bottles were produced, making it a rare and limited treasure.

The 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion is a wine that transcends time. It is a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of the winemakers at Bodegas Toro Albala. This wine has the potential to age for generations and will undoubtedly continue to evolve and impress. If you are fortunate enough to have the privilege of tasting this wine, I highly recommend savoring every sip. It is an experience that will leave a lasting impression and create memories that will endure for a lifetime.