Red Wine Celsus 2015

Crianza red wine Toro. Old-vines 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: Bodegas Vetus
P 90 ñ 95 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

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 2015 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 14 months. Prior to its bottling, it was neither filtered nor clarified.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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


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.


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 2015 is a purebred Toro crafted by the prestigious Bodegas Villacreces. Pair it with hearty dishes.


Celsus 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 91.

Celsus 2013:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 95. Parker 90.

Celsus 2012:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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
Parker's Score 90
Peñin Score 95
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
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 Review
Very deep, very pure, very intense. Violets and menthol, earth and chocolate. BBQ King.
Review by (Posted on 15 March 2018)
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