Grapes: 95% Tinta de Toro, 5% Garnacha
In a continental vintage of slow maturation and marked contrasts in temperatures, Prima has an impenetrable deep colour, intense and powerful in aromas with a suggestive minerality, fine tannins and bright red fruit.
"Bodegas Maurodos's 2008 Prima is 95% Tinta de Toro and 5% Garnacha aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak and bottled without filtration. Purple-colored, it displays a nose of cedar, spice box, violets, mineral, and blackberry. On the palate it is juicy, succulent, and concentrated, leading to a seamless finish. Drink this outstanding value over the next 6 years.
The Wine Advocate
My husband liked the oak flavor. I liked the fruity flavors. However, neither of us would spend over $10 for this. We got it on sale for $16. I would have been seriously displeased had I paid the asking price ($25) for this. Drinkable, but nothing special. Drank it in 2011.
Excellent wine, smooth taste and finish.