This stunning 1955 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion is a true gem from the Montilla Moriles region of Andalucia, Spain. Crafted from the Pedro Ximenez varietal, this white wine is a testament to the artistry and dedication of Bodegas Toro Albala.
In the glass, this wine showcases a beautiful deep amber hue, reminiscent of aged cognac. The color alone hints at the complexity and depth that awaits the palate. With an alcohol content of 16.5%, this wine is not for the faint of heart.
On the nose, the 1955 Don PX Convento Seleccion exudes an intoxicating aroma of chocolate-covered candied orange, spices, and molasses. The dominant scent is that of dark chocolate, which adds a luxurious and decadent touch to the overall profile. As the wine opens up, notes of very concentrated licorice and balsamic emerge, along with hints of mint, camphor, and even a touch of petrol. This bouquet is a true sensory experience, inviting you to dive deeper into its complexities.
Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted with a rich and velvety texture, coating every taste bud with its luscious sweetness. The 320 grams of residual sugar are beautifully balanced by 6.5 grams of acidity, resulting in a harmonious and well-structured wine. Flavors of chocolate, candied orange, and spices are complemented by evolving notes of petrol, further adding to the wine's complexity. The finish is long and lingering, leaving behind a trail of memories.
Rated an impressive 98 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, this 1955 Don PX Convento Seleccion is truly a rare and unique find. Bottled in September 2014 after aging slowly in very old American oak barrels, this wine has developed a remarkable concentration and depth through evaporation.
For those seeking an extraordinary wine experience, this 1955 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion is a must-try. Its complexity, rareness, and unique flavor profile make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.