"This sweed, rich, concentrated PX has aged for nearly 30 years and is full of coffee, liquorice and that wonderful fig,dates and toffee flavour. Such a lovely wine."
Toro Albalá is located in Montilla Moriles, they were the first bodega to sell a sweet PX dessert wine, and continue to be seen as experts in vintage Pedro Ximénez. The bodega was set up in 1922 by grower José María Toro Albalá to capitalise on the popularity of fino with local farm workers. The winery is located in a former power station at Aguilar de la Frontera, which gave rise to the joke that the wine was electric, their fino is still called “Eléctrico” today. When enologist and nephew of the founder Antonio Sánchez took over the bodega in the 1960s, he moved the focus toward traditional ageing in a “crianza” system, although wines from Montilla can't call themselves sherry. Around 30% of their grapes come from their own vineyards, and 70% from partner growers