1968 Bodegas Toro Albala Don Px Seleccion
Pedro Ximenez - 750ML
1968 Bodegas Toro Albala Don Px Seleccion
  • JR 96
  • WA 94

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Reg: $325.00

$249.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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ETA: May. 2022

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JR 96
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2020
(19/20 points) 100% Pedro Ximénez. Static ageing for over 50 years in American oak. RS 350 g/l and very high acidity because it concentrated during ageing. We are at a high price point.A lot of nobility and breeding...   (19/20 points) 100% Pedro Ximénez. Static ageing for over 50 years in American oak. RS 350 g/l and very high acidity because it concentrated during ageing. We are at a high price point.A lot of nobility and breeding. Roasted coffee, carob, extremely sweet, although with great balance due to its acidity. Such concentrated acidity! An essence in a glass. It is surprising that with so much sugar, it is not unbalanced, but flows elegantly on the palate. A rare, exceptional bird. (FC) (Drink between 2020-2050)  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2016
Going up the ladder of age, concentration, complexity (and price), the 1968 Don PX Selección aged in American oak butts for some 47 years before bottling, and was never blended with any other vintage. The wine has 340...   Going up the ladder of age, concentration, complexity (and price), the 1968 Don PX Selección aged in American oak butts for some 47 years before bottling, and was never blended with any other vintage. The wine has 340 grams of unfermented sugar and higher acidity given its age, as evaporation in barrel concentrates everything. This is somehow less dense and more pungent than the other old sweet wines, with more spices, lots of cinnamon and cocoa powder. It's more fluid, somehow lighter, and with some notes reminiscent of oloroso and even amontillado. There were 6,900 liters of this wine, which was bottled in various formats, including magnums, three and six liter bottles. The price is for a regular bottle. - LG  
Category Description
Color & Type Sherry
Varietal Pedro Ximenez
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Sub-region Montilla Moriles
Vintage 1968
Size 750ML

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.