Toro Albala - 1990 Don Pedro Ximenez Gran Reserva

Toro Albala - 1990 Don Pedro Ximenez Gran Reserva

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This vintage PX has been ageing since 1990 and at Toro Albala Pedro Ximenez grapes are the speciality. The flavour is full on coffee, liquorice and dried fig - a sweet treat perfect for an after meal serving.

The solera system is an amazing thing; It is a method for ageing sherry, in wooden casks. The casks are stacked in groups and aged. The liquid is fractionally blended begining at the top with the freshest wine, and then it moves downwards until the lowest level (the Solera - means on the ground in Spanish) which contains the oldest wine - sometimes many decades old. Tapping and removing some of the wine at each level for bottling means that the system always contains wines, they are never drained so some of the earlier wine is always present in each cask. In theory this means that their are partial traces of the very first wine introduced to each solera system. I find this fascinating - sherry is totally up my street. I hope you enjoy discovering sherry too. 

Size: 37.5cl Bottle
ABV: 17% 
Vintage: 1990 
Country: Spain
Region: Andalusia 
Grape Variety: Pedro Ximenez
Brand Name: Toro Albala
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