2010 San Roman ToroTempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz from Spain
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Estate: "Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos owns 55 hectares in the villages of Villaester and San Roman de Hornija, planted mainly with Tinta de Toro, which come from the same family...
- 94 Wine Enthusiast
94 Wine Enthusiast
"This burly Tempranillo opens with an alluring blend of graphite, stony mineral, marzipan and ripe black-fruit aromas. The palate is lusty, giant and tannic, but not mean or fierce. Blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors end with cafe mocha and licorice notes, while tannic grab suggests aging this until 2015-16 and drinking through 2023. -MS" (09/14)
"Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos owns 55 hectares in the villages of Villaester and San Roman de Hornija, planted mainly with Tinta de Toro, which come from the same family as Tempranillo, but adapted to Toro over centuries. This adaptation has lead to smaller berries which in turn lead to deeper color and more intense aroma and structure than typical of Tempranillo from other regions. It is possible to separate two different soil areas, in Villaester the soil has sand and clay with some gravels, while in San Roman the soil is more stony."
"Grapes mature sooner in San Roman than Villaester. The vines range in age up to 70 years old and are pruned to grow as bushes rather than on vertical trellises. On the vines the grapes hang low under a rounded canopy of leaves that protects them from scorching summer temperatures. This type of pruning concentrates the flavor of the grapes as it naturally limits the yield of grapes for each vine." -Winery
"This is, without question, San Roman's finest hour, producing a full bodied yet well delineated powerhouse of a wine, showing broad shouldered black fruit, oak, and mineral-driven flavors. Quintesential Toro from an epic vintage." --Stephen C. Fahy, DWS, Wine Buyer
This was also rated 88 points by the Wine Spectator.
|Region||Castille and Leon|
94 - Wine Enthusiast
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz|
|Taste||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb|
|Nose||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb|