Toro Albala Oloroso / NV / 500mL
17% ABV. From a solera approaching a century in production, this rich yet almost fully dry Oloroso averages 15 years of age. It's fleshy, with a round and velvety texture and a long, vibrant finish. Unfortified again, the nose throws hints of caramel, orange rind and toasted almonds. The palate is mellow and super-complex, with lively freshness and complex flavours of quince, bitter orange and loads of brown spice and tobacco notes. The finish is long and iodine-rich.
Perfect to drink on its own or sensational with almonds, charcuterie and very mature cheese.
"The color is a bright orange, and the youthful nose is redolent of dry apricots, toffee and walnuts. Medium- to full-bodied, velvety, it has the telltale toffee and caramel flavors of an Oloroso. The strong bitter note makes an appearance again in the finish." 90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate