The last wine at the Bodegas Valbusenda wine tasting at vinopremier.com. Made from 100% Tinto de Toro (a Tempranillo clone), this wine goes through its malolactic fermentation in French oak and then is further aged for 8 months in smaller French oak barrels.
It has a medium intensity dark purple/ruby colour with bits floating on the edge. A medium scent full of fruit: Cherries, red berries, alcohol, with hints of wood and coco.
I did not see the bottle so I’m not sure of the alcohol content, but tinto de toro is known for making high alcohol wines and I would say this is one as it burns your throat a bit. A dry wine with medium to full body and medium to high tannins.
It tastes of overly ripe cherries and blackberry with a bitter finish which could be likened to coco.
I also get the usual sour flavour which a higher levels of tannins and acidity give me. This is a shame because I think I’d like this wine otherwise.
It has the definite Toro reputation of tannins and alcohol, but if you have a palate that tolerates this underneath is a good wine. Needs more ageing for me.
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