1994 Toro Albala Don PX 375ml

Montilla-Moriles, Spain

An extended barrel-aged single vintage Spanish PX, this is as rich and unctuous a fortified wine as you'll ever find.



James Suckling (JamesSuckling).com

About This Wine

The best of the best, these single vintage barrels of Pedro Ximenez are left to age for decades, closed up, and evolving into something wholly unique and individual.

They undergo a savoury transformation, through the micro-oxidation process which happens in barrel bringing depth and the nutty, iodine, rancio characters that make this wine infinitely more complex than the sweet, fruit cakey wine it went into barrel as.

Naturally, as the wines age, it concentrates in flavour and texture, the colour darkens and the mouthfeel thickens and yet at the same time something more vibrant emerges as the levels of acidity also rise. The perfume is lifted and reminds not only of raisins and liquorice but also of geranium and fresh grape seeds. The palate is thick and sweet yet so complex. This a real wow wine, something so special, and experiential.

About Bodega Toro Albala

Toro Albalá is based in Aguilar de la Frontera, right in the bullseye of D.O Montilla-Moriles, the hilly Andalucían hinterland that forms 'P.X. country'. This Estate had a rather sedate beginning back in 1844, then in 1922 José Maria Toro Albala purchased the property and made his mark by moving the whole bodega into a former electrical plant (hence the Fino Eléctrico).

Toro Albalá is arguably the most important producer of Pedro Ximenez in the world today - they were the first Montilla producer to commercialise bottled, dessert-styled Pedro Ximénez in 1970, and remains the world's only specialist in 100% vintage PX. But it is not all about the sweet stuff - stingingly dry Fino and super complex Amontillado and Oloroso are also produced from the Pedro Ximenez grape.

Owner Antonio Sanchez
Owner Antonio Sanchez
Montilla-Moriles, Spain
Additional Info

From The Importer

Toro Albala put aside select lots of their best vintage wines for later release under this label. These rich and complex Pedro Ximenez wines are destined for very long ageing in oak barrels. After filling and sealing, these barrels are left for decades in their single-vintage state. It's during this slow maturation that the wines undertake their delicious, savoury transformation.

Blend : Pedro Ximenez
ABV : 17%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2050
Bottle Size : 375ml

Pedro Ximenez grapes drying in the sun
Pedro Ximenez grapes drying in the sun
Montilla-Moriles, Spain
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"So much toffee and burnt sugar. Oyster and iodine. Like bitter liqueur. It's full-bodied and sweet, but not overpowering. Wonderful, sweet finish." James Suckling (James Suckling)


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