The prestigious ANTONIO GALLONI's VINOUS has just published JOSH RAYNOLDS new article about Spain. Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond mentions also Toro region and publishes the newest reviews of some of the wineries: “the region is rich in very old Tempranillo plantings (locally known as Tinta de Toro), and its top producers, such as Numanthia, owned by the LVMH group; Pintia, owned by the internationally renowned Vega Sicilia winery of Ribera del Duero; Bodegas Elias Mora and Bodegas Teso La Monja are among Spain’s elite".
Brilliant ruby. Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by suggestions of pipe tobacco, candied flowers and vanilla. Spicy black and blue fruit and violet flavors put on weight with air, picking up a building mocha quality. Displays very good power but comes off as graceful, finishing with repeating floral character and supple tannins. 2019 - 2024
Bright violet color. Highly expressive, focused cherry, dark berry, coconut and vanilla aromas expand with aeration. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense blackberry and cherry compote flavors with exotic oak spice and floral pastille nuances. In a plush, inviting style, showing no rough edges. Velvety tannins add shape to the fairly powerful finish. 2020 - 2025
Opaque ruby. Fresh red berries, allspice and a touch of cola on the fragrant nose. Juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors unfold slowly, picking up a smoky element on the back half. The raspberry and spice qualities cling on a very long, focused, subtly tannic finish. 2018 2022
Brilliant ruby. Complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, incense, mocha and exotic spices, with a bright mineral overtone. Sweet and incisive on the palate, offering sappy, vivacious raspberry and lavender pastille flavors. In a seamless, graceful style, with a pliant, gently tannic finish emphatically echoing the floral quality. 2020 2026
Glass-staining ruby. Spicy, intensely perfumed aromas of blackberry, cherry liqueur and vanilla, with a smoky mineral overtone. Juicy, palate-staining dark berry, cherry-cola, spicecake and floral pastille flavors show superb focus and depth, with zesty acidity providing lift. Densely packed but the overall impression conveyed by this wine is one of elegance, not brawn. Fine-grained tannins come in late to give shape and grip to a strikingly long, incisive finish featuring suave floral pastille and dark berry preserve character. 2019 - 2025
Inky purple. Flamboyant aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry, vanilla, Indian spices and dark chocolate, with a mineral flourish adding vivacity. Sweet, pliant and seamless on the palate, offering palate-staining black and blue fruit flavors and suggestions of floral pastilles, cola and mocha. Finishes with harmonious tannins and superb persistence, leaving sweet blueberry and lavender notes behind. 2020 - 2027