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Community Tasting Notes (14) Avg Score: 91.5 points

  • CNY Lo Hei at Alex's (Alex and Fiona's in AMK): Lovely stuff. I had quite forgotten having tried this some 6 years back, when it was a rather massive and brooding wine. I liked it back then even so, but the intervening years have certainly rounded it up very nicely. This had the deepest and most mature nose on the night; the most complex and interesting as well - with lovely draws of earthy forest floor, cassis, plums, cedar wood and a hint of warm spice. Lovely on the palate too. Soft and velvety in structure, with nice balancing acidity and nicely resolved tannins, it unfolded in the mouth with beautiful notes of cassis and blueberries, infused with more savoury tones of earth, spice and orange peel on the midpalate, all this drifting into a long, gentle finish. Delicious stuff, and starting to drink very well - I really enjoyed this.

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  • MSO wine club - January 2015 (Alex's House): splash decanted night before. this showed wonderfully, nice orange zest and peel. some sweet savory spices, and some drying cherry notes. well integrated. larger profile. Age has helped this. Enjoyed by whole group unanimously.

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  • Hermitage Drinks (Hermitage, One Marina Boulevard): Not my usual style of Tempranillo - I liked my classic, light-footed Riojas - but this was actually a wine of real quality. The nose brought to mind a far richer, warmer varietal - maybe a Priorat Garnacha, with rich, ripe aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums alongside some bramble and earth notes, and more typical whiffs of cigarette smoke and hot slate. The palate took off where the nose ended, with thick, rich black fruit - cassis, plums and ripe berries - along with more smoke and cigarette, and salty, roasted meat twang on the midpalate. Very nice actually, especially given how the wine, with all its power and weight, was also wrapped in supple tannins and juicy, well-integrated acidity, all adding up to give it a nicely structure and pretty balanced fell. Good finish too, with blackberries and savoury sour plums pulling away with a juicy nite. This is one of the few wines from Toro that I have really enjoyed. It is still young though, and still needs a good amount of time yet. With all its fruit and the nice structure it demonstrated, I would happily leave it aside for another 6-8 years.

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  • Smoke, red berries, dried grass, some elegant horse. burghundy style. A bit below its peak, but will drink fabulously over next 2-3 years

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  • Now actually approaching maturity, this wine has taken seemingly forever to come around, and over the years I've "wasted" countless bottles thinking it should be ready "by now". I finally know for sure that my last remaining bottle is ready to drink any time now. ;)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2002, IWC Issue #100, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos San Roman Toro) Login and sign up and see review text.

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