Toro, Castilla Y León

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2011

Ming L

This really showcases how good a Toro can be. Restrained deep nose of plum, cassis, cedar, mocha, soybean, worn leather, and subtle smoked meat. The palate is rich and velvety, layered with lush ripe fruits, dark chocolate, and warm spices, all strung together by round yet vivid acidity. Silky tannins.
I think this will need another 5 years to reach its peak. Paid about €30 some years ago in Madrid.
— 3 days ago

Ericsson, Brent and 2 others liked this

Señorio de Peñalba

Mencia Premium 2018

Just had this a few months ago, commented that I wanted to see how it would age. Better hide the rest of that’s what I want. I sure is lovely right now. — 4 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos

Viña San Román Toro Tempranillo 2009

Andrew Holod

Pop and pour, late night on the porch by the water.
Typical dark and fleshly style with tannins that show this bottle can easily take 10+ more years in bottle. They are coming around and show that this is still better paired with a rich, meaty stew or grilled/roasted meat dish.
— 11 days ago

Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria

Frontaura Crianza Toro Tinto de Toro 2011

220613 apto con vero. Vino joven suave. Acidez media-alta. Baja amargura al final. Deja recuerdo en el paladar en el punto — 24 days ago

César Márquez

Parcelas del Bierzo Godello 2018

No notes, but an impressive & rich Godello for about 20$ — 17 days ago

Andrew, Bob and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Valbusenda

Vivo Toro Tempranillo 2011

Ming L

A relatively young bodegas doubled as a 5-start hotel.
Exuberant nose of blackberry, plum, red currant, wood sources, anise and subtle game. The palate, while rich, is very youthful for a 11-year old bottle. Sharp acidity and quite formidable tannins. Probably needs another 8-10 years to completely settle down.
— a month ago

Bob, Severn and 1 other liked this

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Bierzo Godello

Elegant and beautifully structured white that unfurled for hours. Medium + bodied with striking acidity, this was ripe citrus and orchard fruit with crushed rock and the salinity I want in Godello. — 6 days ago

Brian, Severn and 7 others liked this

Vinos Valtuille

PV Pago de Valdoneje Bierzo Mencía 2015

Extremely earthy. Aromas and flavors of red and black fruits with hints of smoke, black licorice and roasted mint leaves. Just a touch of Brett. Really dense (including the color) and concentrated. Fine tannins. Rustic but elegant. Thanks a mark B. — 16 days ago

Bob, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Valduero

Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2012

Stinky seaweed on top of dried cranberry on the nose. Some tertiary notes are emerging on the palate, but out of balance and not integrated. Hot alc and tannins are thin and sharp. Not enough fruit to improve. Drink em if you got em.

91 points
— 9 days ago

Eric, Josh and 1 other liked this