Frontaura Toro Reserva 2005

Tempranillo from Spain

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Item No. 128981
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

A very dense, high intensity garnet red wine with violet hues and overtones. Very open on the nose, its outstanding aromatic intensity is clean, refined, elegant and complex with a fruity and spicy character. Soft, elegant, well-ensembled notes of wood with menthol and balsamic aromas. This is a very expressive, powerful wine with a long, profound, frank finish on the palate. Quite meaty, generous in alcohol, and with a very fresh and firm acidity, it displays ripe, sweet, smooth and velvety tannins. A powerful and expressive combination with perfect balance.

Critical Acclaim

"Smoke, licorice and earth flavors mingle in this muscular but balanced red, which has a core of plum fruit and a solid structure, but is a bit austere now, so give it time or decant."
91 Points

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Learn About Frontaura

The Frontaura estate has 120 hectares of vines producing the native variety Tempranillo, known locally as Tinta de Toro. The winery is registered in the D.O. Toro, currently one of the most respected by wine critics, including Robert Parker, restaurant owners, gourmets and wine enthusiasts.

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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