Friday, February 16, 2007


From renowned winemaker Mariano Garcia, this Spanish Toro has 14.8% alcohol.


Deep purple color with a nose of licorice and black fruits. Flavors of licorice, rich black currant, black cherry and oak dominate this heavily saturated red with tongue-tying tannins. Extremely dry finish.


87 - 89 PTS
This is a very tough wine to score. It is an 87 point wine on its own but an 89 point food wine. The tannic, dry black currant and black fruits are a bit harsh, but this wine takes on new life when paired with food. The high alcohol content is invisible. It is very smooth and beautifully integrated. For $13 a bottle, this is an intriguing effort.


  • I just enjoyed this wine at Seasons in Albuquerque on the advice of the server. What an incredible value and great wine with blue cheese and beef. I would highly recommend this wine for anyone looking for a surprising value especially when navagating dining selections. This is a very solid and strong wine from a beautiful growing region of Portugal as I understand it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:36:00 PM  

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