2005 gran elias mora toro
"This red has an iron grip now, but there's impressive concentration, and once the tannins release, it shows rich cassis, coffee, anise and tar notes that unfold on the finish. Great density and balance. Best after 2009. 830 cases made." -Wine Spectator
"The 2005 Gran Elias Mora was sourced from a single vineyard with 70+ year-old vines. It spent 17 months in new French oak and was bottled without filtration. Purple/black in color, it offers a distinguished bouquet of pain grille, scorched earth, violets, lavender, blackberry, and licorice. This leads to a powerful, full-bodied, opulent wine with layers of flavor and lots of ripe tannin. The wine is balanced but will require patience. At least a decade of cellaring is warranted and it should continue to drink well through 2035." -93 points- Jay Miller- Wine Advocate
"Inky ruby color. Hugely aromatic, alluring bouquet of blackberry and cherry compote, with suave oak spices and cured tobacco adding complexity. Lush and creamy on the palate, with slow-building acidity contributing energy and cut to the sweet dark berry and candied cherry flavors. Tannins build on the finish, which strongly echoes the sweet dark berry qualities. This is already really seductive." -93 points- Josh Raynolds- International Wine Cellar
"This wine, coming from the Wolf's Hill area, is only produced in exceptional years and undergoes an extremely vigorous triage process. This is 100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo). It ages for 17 months in French oak barrels. Deep and fresh bouquet of ripe black fruit with mineral notes and hints of tobacco. On the palate, this is powerful and complex with mingling sweet, well-structured tannins, including violet, liquorice, balsamic, and tobacco touched. Subtle and sophisticated." -Winery
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