Category Archives: Toro

2004 Bodegas Pintia Tinto de Toro

I love vertical samplings, mainly you see what mother nature does and how winemakers try to adapt. The 04 was certainly more opulent on the nose, of medium intensity, hay fruit loops cereal, meat, smoke, cherry, tobacco, leather, some oak, and definite earth. On the palate, dry, monstrous tannin, med+ acidity, the fruit is bright enough that this wine wine last a long time. I would like to see what this wine is like in seven years.    

2003 Bogedgas Pintia Toro

The family that runs Vega Sicilia started this Toro project and has always been well received by both media and critics. Featuring the Tinto de Toro grape, one of many clones of Tempranillo. On the nose, youthful but muted, medium- intensity, wet earth, cherry, tobacco, spice, and hay, with some oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+ tannins, just a massive wine on the palate, although the tannins are covering up the fruit a bit. Bright dark berries, leather, dirt, and a long spicy finish.    

2005 Numanthia Termes

This Tinto de Toro, otherwise known as Tempranillo was the groups favorite wine at the blind tasting yesterday. It was very new world for an old world wine, and this were it’s getting harder to blind taste, so many wineries are bending the lines. Black purple in color, high intensity, medium viscosity. On the nose, sound, aroma, medium intensity, oak first , then ripe red berries, spice, black pepper, and that milkshake dairy element. There could have been earth in there but the oak covered it up. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, raspberry, black raspberry, black pepper, juicy fruit, oak and spice. Medium tannin, medium acidity, and pretty nice finish.