The first of four red wines from Bodegas Sobreño in the D.O. Toro. I’ve had a couple of Toros reds before assuming they would be similar to Ribera del Dueros, as the regions are close. But they were higher tannins, bitter, heavier wines which I didn’t like. So I went to this wine tasting a little dubious.
Fortunately my assumptions were proved wrong and the wines turned out to be perfectly palatable. I guess it all depends on the bodega.
The first red is an organic wine made from 100% Tinto de Toro, a clone of Tempranillo, from vines of ten plus years. Matured for 4 months in American oak barrels of less than four years old.
This is a ruby red wine with a deep colour. It has an intense scent, you can pick up well before the glass gets close to your nose. It’s a creamy scent of vanilla, dark mature fruits and a bit of toast.
A dry wine with a light to medium body, medium low tannins and a medium finish.
it had a creamy taste with some black fruit, not quite spice but going that direction, no one flavour dominated so quite nicely blended. It got fruitier with mire oxygen: black currant and raspberry.
For me the acidity and tannins were just enough not overwhelming.
I like this wine too. It’s a good night!
|Name:||Finca Sobreño Ecológico|
|Grapes||Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo)|
|Quality Classification:||Denominación de Origen|