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Toro Muruve Elite Do 2006

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12 x 75 cl 2006 SPAIN 3-6 weeks arrival

Region: Spain » Castilla y León » Toro


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Winery: Muruve
Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Snooth User: ChipDWood
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Bodegas Frutos Villar, Toro, "Muruve", Crianza, 2006 Production background: 12 months oak, 12 months in bottle. 100% Tempranillo, Toro region, Spain. I gave it "4 stars" over there for its value in particular, along with an overall, "Parker-esque" rating of 88- though I think in a year alone and for the value of this wine, that score could move beyond 90 in a heartbeat. "Crianza" is a term for a classification of Spanish-made wines. Reds with the Crianza classification must be aged for 2 years with at least 6 months in oak. This particular example of Crianza spent a year in new oak and another in the bottle before its release. After a 15-minute decant, this particular "Muruve" Crianza blossomed. Light ruby in color, the nose is chock-full of blackberries, cherries, a mash of macerated red fruits and even hints of clove. The approach on the palate is a smooth and robust one, revealing more, well-rounded, smoky cherry notes that found a home on the mid-palate, and really displayed how underrated I feel the '06 vintage was in Spain- particularly for the dollar and for how softly they are drinking as I type. They may not be the 2004's- but they are undervalued at the market. Particularly right now, as they are beginning to show their colors, soften up and, frankly: bare their fruit. The tannins were very nicely integrated into the body of the wine, and while not "fine" (quite yet), I would say added backbone to what was a very enjoyable ride to a thick, mouth-filling finish that "endured". Paired with Fontina cheese, it made for a rich and smooth experience. The wine's evolution was a joy from that point out, especially concerning the retail price, which I would easily say this Crianza outperforms by a good stretch. Spain, to me, is where it's at, and this 2006 Crianza from Bodegas Frutos Villar (from their "Muruve" series of Tempranillo wines) is the perfect example of why I believe that to be the case. It's a $15 bottle that behaves, easily, like a $20 - $25, and will improve steadily over the next four to eight years. ***Gonzo Disclosure I paid for the wines I’ve reviewed out of my own pocket, though at a discounted rate from Giannone Wine & Liquor since I have been doing some minor consulting and graphic design work with the company. The truth of it is; Giannone tastings were responsible for my interest at having a second, more thorough look at what I found to be intriguing wines thanks to pouring them for tastings for John & company at Giannone. A deeper look, so to speak. I wanted a second look to be certain they had the kind of value that I was initially drawn to.

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Frutos Villar Muruve Crianza 2006 (1,5L): empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (8-12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: ToroWeingut: Frutos VillarRebsorte: 100% Tinta de Toro Restzucker: 1,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 4,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH

Sattes Rubinrot. Komplex und elegant mit angenehmen Röstnoten. Sehr gut entwickelt und kräftig mit grosser Eigenständigkeit, geschmackvoll, grosszügig mit perfekt eingebettetem Tannin.

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Frutos Villar Muruve Crianza 2006: Gehüllt in ein sattes, glanzhelles Rubinrot, offenbart dieser in guten Holzfässern ausgebaute Wein ein komplexes und elegantes Aroma. Er besticht dabei mit balsamischen Noten und einer deutlich fruchtigen Grundkomponente. Es handelt sich um einen geschmackvollen, ausgereiften und kräftigen Wein mit nachdrücklichem Charakter. Sein weites und ausgewogenes Geschmackspektrum imponiert mit einem perfekt harmonierenden, herben Ton und nachhaltigem Bukett. Ein reichhaltiger und edler Nachgeschmack zeichnet diesen ausgebauten Wein aus. Er passt gut zu Fleisch, Braten und ausgereiftem Käse.Der Wein durchläuft die traditionelle Gärung in Behältern aus rostfreiem Edelstahl mit 100% entrappter Traube. Im Laufe der nächsten 12-15 Tage folgen täglich 3 Überpumpungen mit einer kontrollierten Temperatur von 28-30 °C.  Vor der Fassabfüllung wird der Wein abgestochen und man lässt ihn setzen. Die Lagerungszeit im Fass beträgt 8 bis 12 Monate mit Abzügen nach jedem drittem Monat. Die Lagerungszeit in der Flasche beträgt mindestens 6 Monate. Dieser Wein liegt auf einem metallischem Träger in einer isolierten Anlage, wobei eine Temperatur von 18 °C nicht überschritten wird. Er lagert in einem Verhältnis von 95% amerikanischer Eiche und 5% französischer Eiche.    Weingut: Frutos Villar Region: Spanien, Kastilien-Leon, ToroRebsorte: Tinta de ToroInhalt: 0,75 LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14 Vol.%Fassreife: in Barriques gereift (8-12 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C   AuszeichnungenSilber-Mundos Vindi Rotwein > Spanien > Kastilien-León

12 x 75 cl 2006 SPAIN 3-6 weeks arrival


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