Who Likes This Wine(19)

  1. nocoretiree


    517 Tasting Notes

  2. Jerel1957


    25 Tasting Notes

  3. whudock


    488 Tasting Notes


Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (40) Avg Score: 89.6 points

  • This has evolved quite nicely from my tasting note of Aug '14. A tad smoky, hints of cigar box, raspberry, leather, licorice & definitely a "drink now". A fair amount of tannins left, coating the tongue with a better than medium finish. Tinto de Toro, or simply Toro, to my understanding = Tempranillo and this is 100% Tempranillo. More approachable earlier than the Rioja Reserves and at $15.99 that we paid, quite the steal. Lacks only the intense earthiness/cellar tastes that you get from Riojas, but it makes up for it with the 100% varietal with a lot of depth on its own. This is from Castille, which is not the Rioja area, but then I do not know Spanish geography. Comments welcome, but we sure like this.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Bold but lacks a bit of complexity
    Probably needs more time

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • 17/20 * * * *
    VISUEL: superbe rubis foncé, vif
    OLFACTIF: framboise+, confituré, balsamique, garrigue
    GUSTATIF: super, dur costaud mais hyperfruité. Riche aux tanins bien présents mais très agréable. Longue finale sur la torréfaction

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Tried as a pop and pour, it was "tight" (young/not yet developed), decanted/aerated and let it breathe for 30 minutes and OH the difference! As started sipping, thought...ok, this is a lighter style Tempranillo (Tinto de Toro), but then it opened up: jammy, smoky, touch of licorice and perhaps cigar box. Good finish, tannin present. The alcohol and tannins are well-integrated and the wine generally balanced. Halfway between medium-bodied and robust, food-friendly. If you will decant/let it breathe, believe you will get the most out of this great QPR wine. Another year or two will further improve this wine.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Grade VG+. Could be a modern Chat-Neuf, an Auzzie Shiraz, a Cali Cab blend, Central Coast Syrah, a Modern Bordeux, Super Tuscan or any number of other over-extracted, internationalized wines. There is little to suggest this is Tempranillo from Spain, but it's great value, well made and enjoyable to drink. Almost black color, nose of jammy black fruit, tar, figs, plums, menthol, tobacco, palate of intense blackberries, plums, raisins, decent acidity, low, fine, tannins,high alchohol.

    My Grades: EXX=Exceptional, EX=Excellent, VG=Very Good, G=Good, O=Ordinary, P=Poor, U=Ungraded

    1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

View all 40 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.


NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews:

Report a problem with the information on this page.

$Where to Buy
powered by