Toro Albala Oloroso NV 500ml

Toro Albala |Montilla |Pedro Ximinez
Luscious and savoury, this nutty Oloroso is both complex and approachable. It will delight sherry aficionados and dabblers equally.

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Awesome Oloroso, the style of sherry aged oxidatively (often outdoors). They carry extra alcohol, and often, but not always, some sweetness.

This example from Toro Albala is from a 100 year old solera and the average age is 15 years. It is bottled unfortified as the natural ripeness of the sun-drenched Pedro Ximenez grapes provides ample sugar.

It's plush with Oloroso's signature nutty caramel tones but layered with orange zest, sweet brown spice and closes with a smoky, salty twist.

Oloroso will keep for months once open so no need to commit to the bottle, something to open and savour a little at a time.

This rich yet almost fully dry Oloroso averages 15 years of age. It's fleshy, with a round and velvety texture and a long, vibrant finish. The nose throws hints of caramel, orange rind and toasted almonds. The palate is mellow and super-complex, with lively freshness and complex flavours of quince, bitter orange and loads of brown spice and tobacco notes.


Perfect to drink on its own or sensational with almonds, charcuterie and very mature cheese.

90 Points - "The color is a bright orange, and the youthful nose is redolent of dry apricots, toffee and walnuts. Medium- to full-bodied, velvety, it has the telltale toffee and caramel flavors of an Oloroso. The strong bitter note makes an appearance again in the finish." - Luis Gutiérrez (The Wine Advocate)

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