Where does the name Marqués de Poley originate?
Our assumption of the name of this wine is all to do with the history of the town the bodega is located in.
Poley or Bulay was the Muslim name of the town until the Christian conquest under Fernando III in 1240. In 1257 the name changed to Aguilar with “de la Frontera”, “of the border”, added in the late middle ages due to its proximity to the border of Granada.
Bodegas Toro Albalá Marqués de Poley Oloroso is produced from 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes from a solera approaching a century in age with an ABV of 17% and has an average age of 15 years.
Orange and milk chocolate initially with red fruit and and dark chocolate. As it warms up, wood notes appear along with raspberry and more dark chocolate. It then evolves further with almonds, orange peel, treacle toffee and butterscotch.
Delivers Christmas fruit cake with marzipan, cocoa, almonds and wood. The finish is dry and spicy with cinnamon and apple skin.
This is a bottle we brought from our trip to Madrid earlier this year. We purchased at the shop of an online friend we finally got to meet, Luke Darracott who along with his business partner Roque opened their shop Madrid and Darracott in 2018. Top bloke and if you are in Madrid be sure to pop in as a warm welcome is assured.
Address: Duque de Rivas 8, 28012 Madrid
Tel: +34 912 19 19 75