The final D.O. toro red wine from Finca Sobreño at the vinopremier.com wine tasting. It is another Reserva, but if I’m reading the notes correctly this wine was fermented in young French oak as well as being matured for 18 months in the same barrels and then at least a further 12 months in the bottle.
Once again it is made from 100% Tinto de Toro, a clone of Tempranillo, from vines over 80 years old. Quite a bit of effort has gone into this one.
It has an intense purple colour and the time it’s spent in the young French oak comes across in the scent which is primarily vanilla and oak with some yeast. There is the scent of dark ripe berries underneath plus some spice, but the oak wins.
Unfortunately the tannins in this dry wine were once again too high for my tastebuds to handle. I got the wood and some spices and that was it. It did have a nice medium body and finish to it.
Checking in with the rest of the group, who don’t have defective taste buds when it comes to tannins, they confirmed this is an oaky wine with dark fruit but mainly oak. One described it as damp older wood.
|Name:||Finca Sobreño Ildefonso|
|Grapes||100% Tinto de Toro|
|Quality Classification:||Denominación de Origen|