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Bodegas Teso la Monja Almirez 2010Bodegas Teso la Monja Almirez 2010
Size: 750ml
Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla Leon
Sub-Region: Toro
Producer: Bodegas Teso la Monja

WA 94 IWC 92

The vines for Almirez, situated in Valdefinjas and Toro, are 15 - 65 years old, and yield a meager 20 Hls/Hct. Teso la Monja uses only organic fertilization, and strictly avoids the use of herbicides or other chemical products. All grapes are hand harvested and rigorously sorted. Aged 12 months in new French oak (30% new).


"Even richer is the 2010 Almirez, which comes from a vineyard planted at an altitude of 2,300 feet. Yields were 18 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine was aged 12 months in mostly French oak (30% new). This fabulous, inky/purple-colored wine exhibits notes of violets, graphite, licorice, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied and rich with silky tannins as well as abundant minerality, this super-rich, full-throttle 2010 can be enjoyed over the next decade. These are two extraordinary wines produced by the Eguren family in the province of Zamora in Toro. Readers who love full-flavored, robust, exuberant red wines will adore these two 2010s." -Rated 94, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"(malo in small French barrels, followed by 12 months in French oak, a third of it new):  Vivid purple.  Explosively perfumed dark berry preserve, Asian spice and potpourri aromas, with cola and soy accents building with air.  Sappy, smooth and appealingly sweet, offering spicy blackberry and cherry flavors with nuances of candied violet and cracked pepper.  Finishes sweet and long, with lingering floral and spice notes." -Rated 92, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar