After nearly 40 years this fantastic dessert wine is finally coming around! Opaque dark chocolate brown in color, like dirty motor oil. It still possesses aromas of dark brown sugar and cinnamon spice. The palate has mellowed out a bit. It no longer tastes like viscous liquid brown sugar. While still rich and thick, it's lost some of the weight it once possessed and now has a smoother, more fluid feel in the mouth and displays more notes of ripe figs and raisins on the finish. It was great with some soft stinky cheese. Enjoy in moderation.
Looks like used motor oil in the glass. Lovely aromas of burnt caramel & toffee. Lovely flavors of sweet melted caramel that is lush & very vibrant. Anyone who likes tawny port needs to try these wines. Tasted double blind.
375 ml, 17% This has the appearance of thick black cough medicine, leaving a dark oak smear on the glass. There are licorice, sweet raisins and dandelion root on the nose. Sweet and very rich and syrupy on the palate, but there is a very nice streak of acidity too, which stops it being too heavy. In fact the acidity – which is a sort of grapey fresh acidity – really shows and almost dominates the finish. This is very interesting stuff and rather delicious.
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(Bodegas Toro Albalá Don PX Gran Reserva (Montilla-Moriles)) A treacle-dark hue, with a roasted brown rim. Thick and oily legs. It has that very characteristic PX character on the nose, which marks these wines whether they be Spanish, Australian or from anywhere else: a sort of oily, deeply organic and vegetal nut and axle grease aroma which is found in no other wine. Nice weighty entry, full and oily, peppery and full of treacle toffee, walnut and raisin character. These wines lack the acidic freshness to be considered truly great, but they are great fun and certainly pack a punch.
(Bodegas Toro Albalá Don PX Gran Reserva (Montilla-Moriles)) As dark as the night, but with a treacle-brown rim. Glorious nose, very classic, full of treacle, axle grease, molasses, Demerara sugar, vegetal notes and iron. The palate is no less impressive, being full of creamy coffee, treacly richness and absolutely packed with flavour. A huge wine, richly coating the palate, with some decent acidity despite the massively rich mouthfeel. For PX fans only. Lovely.