Red Wine Alabaster 2019

Crianza red wine from Toro. Varietal old-vines Tinta de Toro aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Toro
Grapes Varieties: Tinta de Toro,
Wineries: Teso La Monja
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Product Description

Owned by the Eguren family, one of Spain's most renowned wine dinasties, the Teso La Monja winery from DO Toro has gained increasing international prestige thanks to the production of world-class wines such as Alabaster.

This one-of-a-kind Spanish red wine is made from pre-phylloxeric, over 100-year-old Tinta de Toro vineyards.

Comitted to environmentally friendly agricultural practices, and followers of the principles of byodinamic farming, winemaker Marcos Eguren and his team used no herbicides or pesticides during the production of this wine.

Harvested by hand, the grapes went through an exacting selection process in order to preserve only the absolute best of them. The "surviving" grapes were cold-soaked for 14 days, after which this red wine from Toro was fermented in open vats.

Crushed by foot, the juice was gently pumped over the top of the skin cap several times during the process. Then Alabaster 2019 was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 18 months.

We stongly recommend that you decant this Crianza red wine for a minimum of 2 hours before you drink it.

Production around 4,000 bottles.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Alabaster is deep purple with some bluish and indigo reflections.


Incredibly rich on the nose, this varietal Tinta de Toro suggests the purest aromas of black fruit over a background of wet earth and violets, with hints of menthol, Moroccan leather, cedar, vanilla, incense, black truffles and some mineral and earthy undertones. Makes one's head -and nose- spin!


Big-boned and full-bodied, this is one of the best expressions of the Tinta de Toro variety available on the market. Wooden sensations, pristine flavours of blackberries and crème de cassis, delicate notes of blue and red flowers, deep mineral undertones, some chewy tannins, and a great acidity to sustain its hefty structure. This wine from Teso La Monja has certainly left us in awe.

Our personal opinion

Regal and bold, but also deep and elegant. Alabaster 2019 is a wine for demanding drinkers. Significant ageing potential.


Alabaster 2018:

Enterwine 95. Parker 95. Guía Peñín 97. Wine Spectator 94.

Alabaster 2016:

Enterwine 95. Parker 95. Guía Peñín 97. Decanter 97. J. Suckling 94.

Alabaster 2014:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 97. Parker 93+.

Alabaster 2011:

Parker 95. Peñín 97. Enterwine 96.

Alabaster 2010:

Parker 95. Peñín 95. The Wine Enthusiast 95.

Alabaster 2009:

Peñín 96. Wine Spectator 95. Wine Enthusiast 94. Parker 94.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 96
Enterwine's Score 96
Media rating 96
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Pairings Aged cheeses, Civet, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner
1 Review
This is not a cheap wine, that's for sure. However, underneath the arches there is a marvel of elegance and subtlety. Quite impressive, considering that it will reach its peak in 5-7 years.
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