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ELIAS MORA TINTA DE TORO CRIANZA 2015 DO Toro
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ELIAS MORA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Toro is a wine region in Castilla y Leon, north-western Spain. It is becoming increasingly well known for its powerful, full bodied red wines made from Tina da Toro (Tempranillo) and is named for the town of Toro, an ancient settlement just 65 kilometers east of the Portuguese border. Extremely deep intense purple colour it has a very slightly spicy, intense, faintly herbaceous, warm, very ripe, plum-black-cherry nose with some cedary, faintly salty, mineral notes. Dry, full bodied and intense and yet still still youthful, the cedary, very slightly spicy, intense, rather grippy, ripe, plum-mulberry-cassis flavours are followed up with a lingering, high acid, complex, faintly earthy, sandalwood-tinged finish. Aged for 12 months in 50% American and 50% French one year-old oak, this 100% Tina da Toro has a hefty 15% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar. As the tannins are still quite evident at the moment, I suggest that it be paired with a rib steak and be given some time to develop. HOWEVER, when I abandoned my small ISO glass in favour of a large Spiegelau Burgundy glass, I was quite overwhelmed with the transformation - the wine exploded with delicious, complex, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis fruit and the my score jumped from 92-points to 94-points. CSPC 366815
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country Spain
Region Toro
Rating ***(92 points)
Intense, Youthful, Grippy, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Plush and polished, this red delivers ripe flavors of roasted cherry, fig compote and cocoa, with wellintegrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Generous and even gentle, but offers good depth. Drink now through 2027. Score - 91 (Thomas Matthews, winespectator.com, Aug. 31, 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 12, 2020
Cases bought 559 (12 bottles per case)

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