(2017) Made from 100% Tempranillo - known locally here in Toro as Tinta de Toro, this is another jammily-fruited, copiously-endowed red with massed of crushed berries and a light sheen of vanilla. Coming from 60- to 100-year-old vines, there's a natural concentration, and a bit of real grip as well as all that supple black fruit. Another delicious wine in this neat and excellent range, and a bit of a bargain if on a shelf near you at anywhere around a tenner.
(2017) From 60-year-old vines in the sandy soils of a Toro hillside, there is a floral/violet elegant edge to this, a brightness to the otherwise quite deep blackberry fruit. Chocolate and spice notes from barrel are evident. Nicely sweet and plump on the palate, the fruit is juicy, supple, with a soft tannin background and more of that spice and creamy oak adding breadth, gentle acidity making this very easy to drink despite the heft of 15% alcohol.
(2011) 14% abv, Cork. Blue/black firm fruit on the nose, a taut blueberry and damson fruit, all very clean and sweetly creamy, with a Beaujolais-like clarity and sense of plum-skin grip and dryness. Palate is equally assertive and bold, the fruit, firm but graceful and the tannins and tight acidity leaving this savoury, bold and fresh.
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