1955 Bodegas Toro Albala Px - 15.5%
From K & L: The 1955 Don PX Convento Selección was bottled in September 2014 and it had been aged slowly in very old American oak barrels and getting thick and concentrated through evaporation. It's 320 grams of sugar are (partially) compensated by 6.5 grams of acidity.
8,400 bottles. Toro Albalá from Montilla-Moriles keeps releasing small lots of very old vintage-dated sweet Pedro Ximénez and this time I also tasted a couple of dry, old, vintage-dated Amontillados of mind boggling quality.
Notes: Rarely do I comment on color, but this is impenetrably dark. Balsamic reduction on the nose with chocolate and fig. Palate - no surprises here - super heavy and slow. More balsamic. Honey. Tobacco. Faint acidity toward the back with pops of eucalyptus. Makes for a brief, surprisingly clean finish.
Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) Wish I had more and played around with food pairings. It's a bit too rich and concentrated on its own. Very delicious, but if I had more than an ounce, I bet this would really sing with some cheese pairings.
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour