The fourth wine from the Tobelos Bodega wine tasting at vinopremier.com. Like the Crianza this is made from 100% Tempranillo grape. This time from 60 year old vines and matured for 14 months in new American and French oak casks, then a further 2 years in the bottle.
Well it’s incredible the difference a couple of extra months in the barrel and older vines will make.
A much darker more intense purple with a fairly pronounced scent of intense mature black fruit, damp wood and a heavenly chocolate smell.
This dry wine has good body and a nice finish. Initially I found the tannins and dryness a little overwhelming, but these balanced off a bit after I left it airing in the glass for a while. I often need to air red wines longer than most.
Once I got past this I was able to distinguish the fruit, along with a nice spicy kick and lovely dark chocolate.
I’d still prefer more balanced tannins but it was definitely a good wine and the rest of the less sensitive red wine drinkers in the group were loving it.
I must check whether Tobelos have a Gran Reserva as I tend to get on better with these and if the Tahon Reserva is anything to go by the Gran Reserva would be well worth a try.
|Name:||Tahon de Tobelos Reserva|
|Winery:||Tobelos Bodegas y Viñedos|
|Quality Classification:||Denominacion de Origin de Calidad|