- Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza 2010 Product #28574 (In Stock)
This has been a Spanish value staple for years now, but the 2010 is the best edition I’ve ever tasted. 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.
"Primary dark berry and licorice aromas are perked up by a strong note of cracked pepper. Zesty blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up floral and spicecake nuances. Closes sweet, focused and long, with very good energy and slowly building tannins."International Wine Cellar 90 points
- Bodegas Maurodos San Roman Toro 2009 Product #27263 (In Stock)
The San Roman Toro has been one of the region’s best, most consistent, wines for years, always marrying the intense ripeness you’d expect from Toro with just a touch more class and sophistication than you usually find. In 2009, both the ripeness and the sophistication have reached new heights – even as this pre-release pricing brings the cost down to less than our best prices on the 2003 or 2005 vintages!
“The 2009 San Roman comes from 45-year-old bush vines or older in San Roman, Morales de Toro, Arjujillo, Villaester and El Pego between 720 and 760 meters and sees 24 months in new and used French (70%) and American (30%) oak. It offers a very seductive bouquet with luscious red berry fruit – raspberry, wild strawberry infused with crushed violets that open with aeration. The palate is full-bodied and very well-balanced, ripe succulent tannins, plush blueberry and black cherries forming the core followed by a silky, ripe, sensual, velvety smooth finish. Modern in style, but extremely well-crafted, this is a sensational, delicious Toro red. Drink now-2018+.”Wine Advocate 96 points