Toro Albala Don Px Selección 1967 Wine Review
Toro Albala Don Px Selección 1967
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 99/100
Truly the most remarkable Sherry I've ever tasted. Aromas of baked prune pie, molasses and dark brown sugar spice. Wow.
This Toro Albala Don Px Selección 1967 was reviewed on January 9, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 97/100 with the following review:|
An Absolutely amazing PX seleccion Sherry. Bottled Nov 2016. Tasted 1967 vintage in June 2017. Molasses, dried prune, fig, hazelnut. Long finish with persistence of molasses and prune. Pairs well with aged cheese and drinking well on its own. 97 points. BespokeTastings
|The process for producing the winery’s P.X. sweet wines is as follows:|
The grapes are laid out on long porous mats to dry in the hot and dry sun for 10-12 days, where after the first five days, 90% of the bunches are turned over, one by one. The remaining 10% of the bunches are left unturned so that they maintain their natural acidity. The grapes are then pressed, and ferment over a two-month period to 8-9% alcohol, at which point a distillate made from the same PX pressings is added to bring the wine up to 17%. The finished wine is then left to settle in concrete vats for two years, before ageing in 50-150 year old American oak barrels. The wine is then bottled and released shortly thereafter. Incredibly, no sulphites are added during the fermentation process, or at bottling.
|The last time the 1967 Don PX Selección was bottled and sold was 2001. In November 2016, a single barrel (#351) of this rare vintage was bottled and sold exclusively to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Each bottle is hand numbered, and sealed with a wax cap. A total of 630 bottles were produced.|
Estate bottled from 100% sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes, grown on the chalky white Albariza soils of Montilla-Moriles.
Once open, our PX is so stable that no difference or deterioration will be apparent after several months, if not years.
Source: Agent (Le Sommelier Inc.)
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