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1946 Bodegas Toro Albala "Don PX Convento Selección" Pedro Ximénez Jerez (1.5L) 1-Pack OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1481689 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. (LG) Inner quote mark (8/2013)

K&L Notes

This is a mammoth sweet sherry--super concentrated and intense, it unfolds layer by layer to present a kaleidoscopic palate of figs and plums, fresh herbs, warm spices, earth, and chocolate, all while coating the palate with a velvety, unctuous mouth-feel. Made from Pedro Ximenez grapes grown, picked and dehydrated in the Montilla-Moriles sun in 1946, this sherry wasn't bottled until September 2011, making it a rare opportunity to experience a wine dating from just after WWII. This wine was fortified with alcohol after fermenting but before being aged using the traditional solera process. Even with seven decades of maturity, this extraordinary sherry has years ahead of it; it's not impossible that this wine will live to see a hundred years or more. Toro Albalá crafted just 825 bottles of this extraordinary sherry.

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