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Bodegas Toro Albalá

Poley Palo Cortado en Rama Solera 35 yr

Price: $35.00 (average US retail)
Size: 500ml
Winery: Bodegas Toro Albalá
Country: Spain
Region: Andalucía
Appellation: D.O. Montilla-Moriles


A wine with a special and unique character. Palo Cortado is born from special fino butts that take a different path. It loses the veil of flor early on and begins oxidative aging for 25 years. Pair with roast lamb, game, appetizers and assorted hams.

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Poley Palo Cortado en Rama Solera 35 yr - "Names have changed and all labels are new. They are all named Poley and have a reference to the number of average years the wines have spent in the solera, like the NV Poley Palo Cortado en Rama Solera 25 Años a Palo Cortado, which has 20 percent alcohol and 25 years of average age. It is nutty, spirity and peachy, with a touch of varnish and a sleek palate, pungent and moderately bitter, very pleasant to drink. All Poley wines now come in 500 milliliter bottles. There's no clear indication of saca or bottling date. 2022 - 2028"

93 points
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Sep 8, 2022

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Overview: Founded in 1844, occupying Aguilar de la Frontera's former power station in 1922. In 1970 Toro Albalá was the first Montilla producer to commercialize bottled dessert Pedro Ximénez and remains the world's only specialist in 100% Vintage PX. Impeccable and authentic Fino, Amontillado and Oloroso containing only the natural alcohol from fermentation are produced by the classic solera method.

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History: This prestigious family estate was founded in 1844 in Aguilar de la Frontera by the great-grandfather of current owner Antonio Sánchez. In 1922 José María Toro Albalá moved the facilities to the current location in Aguilar’s old power station, introducing updated technologies and establishing Toro Albalá as Montilla’s quality leader. In 1970, Toro Albalá became the first Montilla producer to bottle Dessert Pedro Ximénez—a product historically sold in bulk to producers and shippers in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry for aging and blending. Toro Albalá remains the world’s only specialist in the commercialization of 100% Vintage Dessert PX, their Gran Reserva aged a minimum of 25 years in barrel before release.

Bodegas Toro Albalá owns significant vineyard acreage in Aguilar de la Frontera and Moriles, exclusively Pedro Ximénez vines planted in chalky-white albariza soils. Grapes from older head-pruned vines are destined to the meticulous production of vintage dessert wines, whereas newer wire-trained vineyards provide fresher fruit with brighter acids for the production of impeccably clean, complex and smooth Fino, Amontillado and Oloroso containing only the natural alcohol from fermentation.

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