2020 Teso la Monja Almirez

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Toro (Appellation)
Winery Teso La Monja
Year 2020
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2031
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After Vega de Toro, the producer of Numanthia and Termanthia, was taken over by Moët & Chandon, the former owners bought old wine plots and production of Almirez, Victorino and Alabaster started. Almirez comes from 50 year old vines and has had 14 months of wood aging. This sensational wine is a 100% Tinta de Tora. The Almirez has an inky black/pair color in the glass. It is a full complex wine with ripe dark red fruit: black currants, cassis, caramel, coffee, minerals, tobacco and beautiful wood tones. This full-bodied Almirez is fleshy in the finish with great density and purity and a very long aftertaste. According to Robert Parker, a wine with ".....and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds" Unbeatable value for money. The Almirez is a wine that will be a great asset for the next 10+ years.

The Spanish winery Teso La Monja is an exclusive winery and is one of the beautiful wineries of Hermanos Eguren. The vineyards are located in Zamora, Valdefinjas and Villabuena. Toro is certainly famous for having many ungrafted/original vines here that have not been affected by the grape aphid (Pre-phylloxera). The sandy soils prevented the louse from digging tunnels to reach the area. This in contrast to more than 95% of all vineyards that were lost in that time, so we are still talking about ungrafted and therefore original authentic grapes (vines).

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Toro (Appellation)
Winery Teso La Monja
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2031
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard
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