- Finca Sobreno Crianza Toro 2011 Product #29191 (In Stock)
This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, and the 2011 is yet another fine Toro Tempranillo. The wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), hand harvested from vines 30+ years-old. There’s plenty of ripe Temparnillo fruit here – cherry, blackberry and plum – and very nice doses of wood spice and the grape’s exotic sandalwood fragrance. But cool nights on the vine and careful treatment in the winery leave a bright, refreshing, acidity in place as well and the smooth, refined, tannins don’t get in the way of solo sipping pleasure. A lot of wine for a very modest price.
"Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and roasted coffee on the nose, with attractive floral and spicecake notes. Lush and expansive in the mouth, offering broad cherry and cassis flavors and a hint of licorice. A suave, gently sweet and open-knit wine, with a spicy element emerging on the long, gently tannic finish."International Wine Cellar 90 points
- Matsu Toro El Recio 2012 Product #29832 (In Stock)
A big, gutsy, "Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) with all the heft you'd expect from this hot, arid, region but a touch of polish and class, too. Aged 14 months in mostly used French oak, it serves up big aromas and flavors of red and black berries, dark chocolate, baking spice, and creamy vanilla. Full and fleshy on the palate and finishing with fine tannins and plenty of fruit and spice.
"The 2012 El Recio is a ripe, showy and juicy red with aromas of red and black cherries, apricot and dried flowers, quite attractive. The palate is medium-bodied and with polished tannins, easy to drink, round and supple, no doubt helped by a touch of residual sugar."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Almirez Toro 2012 Product #29786 (In Stock)
A blockbuster Toro Tempranillo that remains remarkably fresh.
"Opaque purple. Smoky blueberry and cherry compote aromas pick up a peppery nuance with air, along with a subtle mocha quality. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet, concentrated black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of lavender pastille. Spreads out nicely on the juicy, penetrating finish, which is framed by silky, slow-building tannins." Vinous 92 points
"The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines planted between 1949 and 1999. Yields were a conservative 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of camphor, ground pepper, blackberries and cassis. This full-bodied, Northern Rhône Valley-like Spanish red exhibits meaty/lard notes, terrific density and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. It should drink nicely for a decade or more."Wine Advocate 93 points
"A polished texture conceals the solid structure in this muscular red, which offers currant and blackberry flavors that show notes of espresso and tar. Gamy and savory accents lend this an austere character, but fresh acidity maintains liveliness. Best from 2016 through 2024."Wine Spectator 90 points