1958 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion
Pedro Ximenez - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(97-98) The oldest of the sweet wines I tried this time was the 1958 Don PX Convento Selección, a very complex and nuanced wine with notes of charred wood, tar, coal, bitter dark chocolate, licorice, roasted coffee beans... (97-98) The oldest of the sweet wines I tried this time was the 1958 Don PX Convento Selección, a very complex and nuanced wine with notes of charred wood, tar, coal, bitter dark chocolate, licorice, roasted coffee beans and aromatic herbs. The palate is compact with no fissures and a bitterness that compensates the sweetness (it has 350 grams of sugar, so it's not a surprise that it doesn't feel as sweet as others). It's relatively dense, complex, rare and unique. They expect to produce 14,200 bottles of this elixir. - Luis Gutiérrez
Color & Type Sherry
Varietal Pedro Ximenez
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Sub-region Montilla Moriles
Vintage 1958

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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.

Winery

Bodegas Toro Albala

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.