1964 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Selección 200ml$99.99
We have a bit more of 1964 in this fun small format, which is one of the best ways to try the profound wines of Toro Albala without shelling out for an entire bottle. The perfect amount for a glass or two, this is also a great birthday bottle for anyone turning 60 next year! We have a limited amount, and currently, we have some of the only 200ml bottles of this vintage available.
Toro Albala creates some of the most mind-blowing wines in the world. These slow-aged sherries are the pinnacle of complexity and depth. We always love being able to offer wines with this much age that are still fantastic, and Sherry is one of the only ways. These wines are fantastic but come with a big price tag, but we are able to offer small bottles today, which cuts the costs significantly and is really the perfect amount for a couple of glasses.
Toro Albala has been a favorite among our clients for years, and the Convento Seleccion is considered the best Toro Albala offers, based on a process invented by the Cistercian Monks serialization system. These are the oldest wines that Toro Albala offers, and everything must be completed by hand, following Saint Benedict's rule of "living off the work of human hands." The wines are bottled by hand, with wax seals, and adorned with an ancient-style wooden label. The wines are luscious and concentrated and must be tasted to be fathomed. While these are sweet and rich, there is fantastic acidity that brings energy, balance, and dynamics to the mix. If you have never tried a sherry from Toro Albala, now is the chance, and for those that love this address, this is highly recommended in this smaller size. We have three incredible vintages today, and there is no wrong choice here.
Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez) 99 points! "My favorite of all the old sweet PXs I tasted this time was the perfumed and showy 1964 Don PX Convento Selección, which still has the wooden label, but it has also been modernized and made easier to read. It is denser than any of the other wines and has a brighter edge, amber, because the center is opaque and black. It has an incredible perfume; it's floral and spicy with fresher aromas than I remember in the other sweet PXs. It fills your mouth, goes down your throat like liquid gold and explodes in the eternal finish. It's an amazing PX with 15.5% alcohol, lower that most, and with 377 grams of sugar, also lower than most. Elegant and intense, simply delicious. There are 4,630 bottles of this wine, all bottled in February 2022."