Rodriguez & Sanzo Tinto Whiskey Barrel

This is one of 4 wines I tried at a wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott back in January. Yes I know that was ages ago, but we went into the 4th COVID wave after that and I lost the will to bother for a bit. Now I’m playing catch up.

From the D.O. Toro this limited edition Tempranillo has spent 18 months in a barrel that has first been treated with sherry then used in Scotland for scotch whiskey. As such it is not young oak so doesn’t impart an oaky taste but totally tames the tannins and acidity of a toro wine, which can be a bit rough without some maturity.

A dark inky purple. Medium aromatic scent of berries black and red plus a slight bitter scent like dark chocolate.

Good body. Fills the mouth. Tannic but well tamed and balanced. The fruit comes through beautifully. More stewed fruit than fresh. Sweet tannins. Vanilla and a creamy texture. Good long finish.

It would be a definite buy but at 26€ I would need a special occasion. One to save for genuine wine enthusiasts.

Name: Rodriguez & Sanzo Tinto Whiskey Barrel
Colour: Red
Year: 2018
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Winery: Bodegas Rodriguez y Sanzo
Country: Spain
Region: Toro
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origen
Alcohol: 15%
Price: 26€

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