Tardencuba Toro Roble 2006

Tempranillo from Spain

Item No. 100865
  • red wine
  • W&S91
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Winemaker's Notes

Full bodied, rich, spicy, in-your-face red. Made from 35+ year old Tempranillo vines, aged in French Oak.

Critical Acclaim

"From 35-year-old vineyards-young by Toro standards-this 100 percent tinta de toro is a corpulent brute, wild and arresting in its zesty black fruit. The faint of heart best wait on this one. Extreme sports fans, serve it up with lamb."
91 Points

Learn About Tardencuba

The small Estate has 15 Has in small plots around Venialbo, in the South West of Zamora. Juan Ramon Ramos is the second generation of winemakers in the family. Juan Ramon works the vineyard with an obsessive attention to detail with the belief that the wine is mostly made in the vine. For their top wines Tardencuba uses only ungrafted centennial vines. The soil is is rocky,...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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