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1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Selección Bodegas Toro Albala, Montilla-Moriles, Andalucia, Spain

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Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Appellation Montilla-Moriles
Producer Bodegas Toro Albala
Vintage 1946
Type White (Fortified)
Grape Variety Pedro Ximénez
ABV 17.0%
Format 1x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 10+ cases (in stock and available immediately)

100 Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (August 2013)

The 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion produced with Pedro Ximenez grapes dehydrated under the sun at the time of the Second World War, was only bottled in September 2011. This is an extreme wine, my first descriptor was ultra-mega-super concentrated. It is unbelievably powerful, both in the nose and the palate, full of umami, with sweet cinnamon, Christmas cake, camphor, petrol, lemongrass, Belgian chocolate and butter.

Incredibly complex and rich, sweet, balanced and smooth in the palate, it is both very sweet and somehow salty, and with time it develops a black olive note. It combines the texture of the 1962 and the elegance of the 1949. It is as decadent as it gets. 825 bottles were produced. This wine will survive all of us. These wines are kept for generations and offered in very small quantities, but it’s amazing that you can still buy and drink something so old, and I’m even tempted to say that it might represent good value for what it is. A real tour de force sweet wine. Drink it if you ever have the privilege to do so from 2013-2060.