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Celsus 2014

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€26.50

Celsus 2014

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

P 91
Parker Score 91
ñ 94
Peñín Score 94
94
Enterwine Score 94
94
Media rating 94

Availability: In stock

€26.50
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Details

A single varietal Spanish red wine made in the DO Toro, Celsus is produced by the Bodegas Vetus winery, a branch of the Artevins Group (also owners of Finca Villacreces).

This wine is solely made from Tinta de Toro grapes, coming from Finca Camparrón, an estate planted with very old, ungrafted vineyards almost 100 years of age.

The vineyard is located at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level. Soils are mainly composed of sand and loam.

The grapes of this Crianza red wine were harvested by hand. Once in the cellar, they were carefully destemmed and fermented in 3,000-litre vats, after which the wine was subsequently transferred into new French oak barrels.

There, Celsus 2014 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 14 months. Prior to its bottling, it was neither filtered nor clarified.

Decant this old-vines Tinta de Toro 1 hour before drinking. Drink up to 2028.

Production limited to 2,605 bottles.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Celsus has a very intense, bright, clean cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

This is a bold and profound Crianza red wine from Toro. Notes of blueberries and mulberries, along with notions of cedar, cardamom, coffee, chocolate, undergrowth and violets over a mineral and earthy background. Impressively complex.

Palate

Meaty and unctuous, but showing a distinctive freshness. This old-vines Tinta de Toro by Bodega Vetus carries some tightly packed fruit that needs some years to loosen up. Nevertheless, there is already a real sense of terroir and an excellent definition. Slightly dry tannins, rock-solid acidity and a long, very persistent finish with notes of cocoa, spices, flowers and ripe black fruit, nuanced by some earthy overtones.

Our personal opinion

Elegant, age-worthy and powerful, Celsus 2014 is a purebred Toro crafted by the prestigious Bodegas Villacreces. Pair it with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Celsus 2013:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 95. Parker 90.

Celsus 2012:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker Score 91
Peñin Score 94
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cooked foods, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
  1. celsus review by BBking on 3/15/2018
    Value

    Very deep, very pure, very intense. Violets and menthol, earth and chocolate. BBQ King.

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