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Bodegas Toro Albala Don Px Convento Seleccion 1946 750ml


Spain, Andalucia, Montilla-Moriles
Pedro Ximenez

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S$590.00 S$472.00
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Description of the Convento Series Bottle No.46-1
Classification: Don Px 'sweet wine'
Name: Convento
Origin: Aguilar de la Fra (Spain)
Grape variety: Pedro Ximenez
Alcohol content: 17%
Vintage: 1946
Number of bottles: 825
Label and box: old oak
Top sealing wax stamp: J.T
Frontal sealing wax stamp: rhombus shape
Connection bottle-label: leather string
This wine is bottled from the oak cask directly. Therefore the wine has not been subject to the addition of any kind of additive or filtration techniques. The lees of this natural wine do not devalue the product and they will remain in the bottle by decantation when the wine is served.
This wine can be prone to expansion. We recommend avoiding exposure of the wine at a temperature above 30C.

Wine Advocate #208 Louis Gutierrez Aug 2013
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.