Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bodegas Toro Albala Pedro Ximenez Gran Reserva 1971

Opened this for WS and TS and Papa while resting in Taiping. First tasted 1 year ago, which set a lasting impression of light, silky, elegant honeyed black juice and i bought half a case of this. However, the past 2 bottles i'd tried was full of chinese herbal on the nose, heavy viscous, Raisin upon breathing and with some bitter note at the end palate. not throughly enjoyable but the old age does impressed some people. I suggest having this after some heavy, spicy meal as this PX is able to cut thru.
Winespectator 93pts: Almost black, yet this is light and lively, with molasses, bitter chocolate, raisin and mineral aromas and flavors. Well-balanced and integrated, it's fresh and long on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.


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