Toro Albala Oloroso NV 500ml

Montilla-Moriles, Spain

Luscious and savoury, this nutty Oloroso is both complex and approachable. It will delight sherry aficionados and dabblers equally.



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.

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

From The Importer

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.

Blend : Pedro Ximenez (100%)
ABV : 17%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 500ml

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

Critic Reviews

Wine Advocate

"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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