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Victorino 2016

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€34.80

Victorino 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

95
Enterwine Score 95
95
Media rating 95

Availability: In stock

€34.80
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Details

Produced by Teso La Monja winery, Victorino is a Spanish red wine crafted by the prestigious Eguren family, known for their excellent job at wineries such as Sierra Cantabria, Señorío de San Vicente and Viñedos de Páganos.

A remarkable single varietal Tinta de Toro, it is made from estate-owned vineyards 45 to 100 years of age, planted in clayey soils with a sandy substratum.

First, the grapes of this red wine from Toro underwent a manual harvest and an exacting selection process. Then they were destemmed and gently crushed before being fermented with gentle pump-overs. After that, they were macerated for 21 days on lees.

Then Victorino 2016 from Toro completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and was aged for 18 months. During the process, the wine was racked every 4 months.

Drink until 2029.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Victorino has an intense and bright cherry color with some violet tinges.

Nose

Very elegant, this Tinta de Toro has a deep mineral character. Terroir-oriented and intriguing, this crianza red wine suggests exuberant aromas of red and black fruit, notes of Eastern spices and some earthy notions and suggestions of flowers and underbrush.

Palate

Expressive, meaty, and very intense. This red wine by Teso la Monja is flavorful, detailed and quite elegant, with a slowly emerging complexity that will unfurl over the next years. Victorino from Toro fills the mouth with succulent fruit, a peacock's tail of seductive spices, an ever present minerality and a deep sense of terroir. Excellent acidity, with well integrated tannins and a persistent finish.

Our personal opinion

Serious, bold and age-worthy, Victorino 2016 is a feast for the senses. The Eguren brothers have done a nice piece of work.

OTHER VINTAGES

Victorino 2015:

Aged for 20 months. Enterwine 95. Peñín 97. Parker 93.

Victorino 2014:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 96. Parker 93.

Victorino 2013:

Peñín 96.

Victorino 2012:

Parker 93/93+. Peñín 97.

Victorino 2010:

Peñín 96. Parker 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
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 18
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 95
Media rating 95
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Civet, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet
Taste Complex and Elegant
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. victory review by Last frontier on 2/21/2019
    Value

    Monumenthal but, for the time being, a bit monolithic. It begins to deliver after 4 o 5 hours inside the decanter, but even then it feels muted and compressed. A wine to store for years, undoubtedly.

  2. Victorino review by Seth on 10/11/2017
    Value

    Now, this is a serious wine. Bold, but quite transparent, showing a direct link to the land. Lush, smooth blueberries, violets, spices and herbs. I think it will reach its peak in 4-5 years.

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