- Añejamiento: 12 months in french oak
- País: España
- Región: Toro
- Varietal: 100% Tinta de Toro
- Vendimia: 2009
The Almirez was cropped between September 25 and 26. It has a clean, lifted bouquet of dark cherry fruit, pomegranate and cold stone that is well-defined. The palate is sweeter on the entry than the 2010, a little sappier and generous, with kirsch-tinged fruit towards the ebullient, sorbet-fresh finish, which demonstrates impressive weight and persistency. Drink this now and cellar the 2010 for more long-term drinking pleasure. Drink now-2018.
– 91 points Neal Martin (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate)
Notes of cocoa, coffee and licorice frame ripe fruit flavors of black cherry jam and mulled plum in this rich red. Firm tannins and sparky acidity keep this lively. Very oaky, but still lithe. Drink now through 2016.
– 90 points (Wine Spectator)
About Teso La Monja:
Teso La Monja is a project of the renowned Eguren Family who have many generations producing wine in Rioja unders the wineries of Sierra Cantabria, San Vicente and the latest Viñ±edos de Páganos. They founded in Toro the Numanthia winery which obtained the highest rating (a 100 point wine) with Robert Parker. Then they sold the winery to Louis Vouiton, Moet, Hennessy Group (LVMH). Having achieved a lot of knowledge in the area, the Eguren family decided to found a second winery in Toro putting in all what they learned at Numanthia making now more elegant wines than powerful. Their key is making voluptuos wines with impressive balance. Toro is a region who produce powerful and rustic wines but the ones of Teso la Monja have an undeniable elegance and smoothness.