About The Wine
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.
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.