Almirez Teso la Monja 2016, these are big, flavorful, pedal-to-the-metal style of dry red wines, both made from 100% Tinto de Toro. The Romanico is aged six months, Almirez partially fermented in barrel and aged for 14 months prior to bottling.
The Wine Advocate 92 rating tasting notes
As with the entry-level Románico, I also had the opportunity to taste the 2016 Almirez right next to the 2015 to see how the growing season was reflected in each of the vintages. This also shows more freshness, following the style of the year, and it has a lifted nose and is high pitched, with very good balance and elegance within the powerful style. There is restraint within the powerful style of the zone and the house profile, with sweet fruit and spices, fine tannins and a dry mouthfeel. Even the oak feels better integrated than in the 2016, despite its youth and recent bottling.
100 % Tinta de Toro. Masal selection of Tinta de Toro perfectly adapted to the climate and soil.
Proprietary vineyards situated in Valdefinjas and Toro. 41,7 Hcts. Altitude: 750 - 850 m. Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation. Average age: 15-65 years.
Traditional method, 100 % de-stemmed.
Malolactic fermentacion in barrel, 30 % new French oak.
Ageing in French oak Bordelaise barrels for 12 months, 30 % new French oak, 70 % ‘1-wine’ barrels.
Intense cherry, it offers complex aroma of rich fruit, brandy, biscuit coffee, plum and aniseed.
On the palate is creamy, rich and aromatic. Very expressive and the finish leaves a pleasant memory of lightly toasted notes.
Drinking temperatures: 16-18 ºC
Bottle size 75cl
WINE ADVOCATE 92
WINE SPECTATOR 92