Mile High's "Wine of the Week": January 7th
Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Toro Tempranillo Crianza 2015
90+ Robert Parker “Very drinkable and full of character. Bravo!”
Toro is a tiny DO in Northern Spain that is renowned for producing some of the most intense, tannic Tempranillo in the world. This week we have a picture perfect example of Toro from the outstanding 2015 vintage. Javier Rodriguez is known for producing wonderfully lush, modern wines and his 2015 Toro delivers the kind of impressive intensity and purity of fruit that is sure to stop you dead in your tracks to contemplate it. The nose is roasty and dark with sultry scents of mocha, tar, Nag Champa, and ruby port fig reduction. Oh dang! Just typing that makes my mouth start watering! And that’s just the nose. The p...