The Elías Mora winery is based in Toro, a region that possesses a real treasure trove of ungrafted, prephylloxeric vineyards.
Precisely, this Viñas Elías Mora ismade from some of those ancient vines.
A single varietal Tinta de Toro, the grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed, cold-soaked and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Then this Spanish red wine was drawn off and transferred into American oak barrels, where it was aged for 6 months.
Finally, Viñas Elías Mora 2016 from Toro was filtered and clarified with egg whites prior to its bottling.
Drink this red wine from Toro from now until 2022.
The red wine from Toro Viñas Elías Mora has a very bright, clean cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.
This expressive single varietal Tinta de Toro by Bodegas Elías Mora encapsulates the bold nature of that grape variety. Fresh, intense notes of wild berries, blackberries, violets, liquorice and roasted coffee, combined with hints of spices, cinnamon and undergrowth.
Bold and well-structured, this red wine from Toro has a meaty body nicely balanced by an excellent acidity and some crunchy tannins. Black fruit, raspberries, liquorice, blue flowers, spices and aromatic herbs. Long, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Versatile and complex, Viñas Elías Mora 2016 is a truly excellent value.
Viñas Elías Mora 2015:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
Viñas Elías Mora 2014:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 90.
Viñas Elías Mora 2013:
Peñín 90. Enterwine 90. Parker 88.
Viñas Elías Mora 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Eggs, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, semi-curred cheese, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
My kind of Toro!! Dark, intense, spicy, ripe tannins and a very curious remembrance of violets that I found in many Toro reds.