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Elías Mora Descarte 2014

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Elías Mora Descarte 2014

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€19.20
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Details

This is the new vintage of Elías Mora Descarte, a fresh Spanish red wine wine that was produced out of sheer chance by the Bodega Elías Mora six years ago.

This wine is made from Tinta de Toro grapes coming from north-oriented, over 50-year-old vines. In principle, those grapes were destined to the Crianza wine.

However, once the vinification process was finished the oenologists of the Elías Mora winery realised that the wine had a distinctive personality. Thus, they decided to age the wine in French oak barrels for a period of 12 months in order to preserve its freshness and purity.

Produced in the increasingly interesting region of ToroElías Mora Descarte 2014 will probably have a fruitful evolution in the bottle.

Properly stored, this red wine from Toro will drink nicely for a period of 4-6 years.

Decant 30 minutes before drinking. 10,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Elías Mora Descarte has an intense, very bright, clean high purple-coloured robe with a garnet rim and some violet glints.

Nose

Freshness is the word here. This Tinta de Toro smells of wild strawberries, blueberries, aromatic herbs, laurel, graphite and petrol. On the background, this Crianza red wine suggests notes of cedar, toast and a dash of tobacco.

Palate

Fresh, fruity and elegant. Descarte by Elías Mora has a remarkable acidity, great tension and focus and ripe tannins. Long finish with gentle remembrances of underbush and black fruit with some mineral undertones.

Our personal opinion

A wine which contrasts starkly with most Toro wines, Elías Mora Descarte 2014 is defined by its freshness and drinkability.

OTHER VINTAGES

Elías Mora Descarte 2013:

Enterwine 93. Stephen Tanzer 91.

Elías Mora Descarte 2012:

First vintage. Parker 94. Peñín 91. Stephen Tanzer 92.

 

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes 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 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides Wine Enthusiast: 94 puntos. Wine & Spirits Magazine: 94 puntos.
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner
  1. Descarte review by Ecce homo on 4/3/2019
    Value

    Very interesting. Tinta de Toro has a sort of brutal, in-your-face honesty which some may find off-putting, but that I, for one, happen to enjoy. A wine with no filters in the best possible sense.

  2. Mora review by Teo Bejart on 11/6/2017
    Value

    Dark and deep, with intense tannins and a fragrance of earth, burnt sugar, flowers and black fruit. Will live quite for quite a long time.

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