Toro Albala Albala Eléctrico Fino del Lagar NV / NV / 500mL
15%ABV. Toro Albalá's Eléctrico solera produces a superb, complex and powerful Fino with vivid aromas and flavours of green apple, lemon peel, grilled almond, and iodine. One of the keys to understanding this wine is that it has not been fortified, i.e., it only has the natural alcohol from its primary fermentation. This makes for a particularly pure and vinous expression of Fino. It's also made from 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes, another key, which brings texture and depth.
This offers an invitingly layered mid-palate and a round finish that sets it apart from Jerezano Fino and Manzanilla. However, there is still plenty of that bright, chalky crackle--so distinctive of the Fino style and the local chalky soils. The freshness is, well, electrico! As always, this is an absolute bargain.
"An attractive, fino-type wine with the salty character of this style married to plenty of candied pear aroma. Powerful, slightly tannic finish. Pure pedro ximénez." 92 points, Jamessuckling.com