Red Wine Almirez 2018

Crianza red wine from Toro. Tinta de Toro aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 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
ñ 93 93 93

Availability: In stock

€16.95
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After a long and distinguished career in La Rioja, Marcos and Miguel Eguren started the Teso La Monja project in the DO Toro.

A varietal Tinta de ToroAlmirez is crafted from a blend of young vines - clones developed from ungrafted root-stock - and old vines up to 70 years of age. All of the vines are grown following environmentally friendly procedures and biodynamic practices in order to minimize human intervention.

The vines are planted in north-oriented soils composed of clay, limestone and gravel. Climate is continental.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented using indigenous yeasts. Then this Spanish red wine completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 14 months in 30% new and 70% used French oak barrels.

Decant Almirez 2018 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Almirez has a dark, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

Rich, sophisticated notes of jammy black fruit, cocoa, toast and tobacco. This single varietal Tinta de Toro also suggests aromas of violets, lavender, liquorice and balsam, nuanced by dim mineral notes.

Palate

Smooth-bodied, round and full of character, Almirez from Teso La Monja is all about red fruit, spices, underbrush and minerality. Crunchy tannins, well-balanced acidity and a long, persistent finish with some remembrances of jammy black fruit.

Our personal opinion

The delicious Almirez 2018 is a fabulous value from Toro.

OTHER VINTAGES

Almirez 2017:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Almirez 2016:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 94. Proensa 92. Wine Spectator 92.

Almirez 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 94. Parker 92.

Almirez 2014:

Parker 92. Peñín 93. Enterwine 93.

Almirez 2013:

Parker 92. Peñín 93. Enterwine 93.

Almirez 2012:

Parker 92. Peñín 94.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegitables sauces
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
1 Review
Very pure
Value
I think that this wine transmits a very pure feeling. Just the fruit and the land, no masks. Very good.
Review by (Posted on 31 August 2017)
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