2021 Teso la Monja Almirez Magnum
After Vega de Toro, the producer of Numanthia and Termanthia, was taken over by Moët & Chandon, the former owners bought old wine plots and started producing Almirez, Victorino and Alabaster. Almirez comes from 50 year old vines and has been aged in wood for 14 months. This sensational wine is a 100% Tinta de Tora. The Almirez has an inky black/couple color in the glass. It is a full, complex wine with ripe dark red fruit: blackcurrants, cassis, caramel, coffee, minerals, tobacco and beautiful wood tones. This full-bodied Almirez is meaty in the aftertaste with great density and purity and a 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 the fact that it still has many ungrafted/original vines that have not been affected by the grape aphid (Pre-phylloxera). The sandy soils prevent the louse from digging tunnels and thus reaching the area. This is in contrast to more than 95% of all vineyards that were lost during that time, so we are still talking about ungrafted and therefore original authentic grapes (vines). This version is a magnum of 1.5 liters.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
The Spanish winery Teso La Monja is located in the Toro. The winery heralds a new era for the Eguren family in DO Toro, a land from which she fell in love with the capacity of the old pre-phylloxera vines. Teso La Monja was founded in 2007. Wines that bring the potential of the Tinta de Toro with elegance, finesse and freshness, shared by all wines of the Eguren family attributes. The Almirez, Victorino and also the great Romanico (unprecedented good value for money in our opinion) are invariably 90+ Parker and Penin wines. Not surprising knowing that the Eguren family is also behind the Alabaster cult wine.
The Teso La Monja winery is located on north-facing loam soils with gravel on the surface, providing longer vegetative cycles for achieving balanced, powerful yet elegant wines that convey the maximum potential of soil minerality.
|Type of Wine
|Castilla y Leon
|Teso La Monja
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard