Mile High's "Wine of the Week": January 7th
Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Toro Tempranillo Crianza 2015
Regular Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $15.99
Sale End: 1/10/2021
Score: 90+ Robert Parker “Very drinkable and full of character. Bravo!”
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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 palate is broad shouldered and powerful with outstanding layers of black currant and blackberries encircled by the kind of minerality that you have to taste to believe. How in the world can those old vines impart that much slatey soil flavor in the finished wine? I honestly have no idea and, yet, there it is in shining glory, touching every facet of my palate and reminding me in no uncertain terms that this ain’t no California Red! It’s as Spanish as they come, folks. If you dig Old World Reds and you like ‘em with some oomph then this is your spot!
Food Pairing:If, like me, you’ve been fixing a bunch of hearty, slow cooked meals then you need to grab a bunch of this 2015 Toro because this stuff is custom built for pairing with a big meal. You are going to love the way that the fruit feels rich and opulent but the minerality and tannin keeps it serious and gives it some cut. Drink this beauty over the next 5 years with stews, roasts, and braises. It is going to make you all sorts of happy!
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This price expires 1/10/2021 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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