Torremoron Tempranillo Ribera del Duero 2008
Three and a half glasses
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The 2003 is even better than the 2004, perhaps due to the fact that it has been in bottle a year longer and thus had a chance to reveal more stuffing. A sweet, intense, expansive perfume of raspberries is reminiscent of a high quality Pinot Noir. It offers a lovely texture, medium body, and tremendous purity as well as length. It is hard to believe how much wine is packed into the bottle at this price point. Enjoy this Spanish red over the next several years.
The winters are long, the summers are short - not Buffalo but Ribera del Duero in Spain! This wine is produced from 500 acres of old vines whose roots grow deep in the limestone and sandy soils. 100% Tempranillo, it has brilliant garnet color, aromas and flavors of red raspberry, dark cherry, cranberry, and cocoa, smooth tannins and a crisp, juicy finish. It rivals the best of Australia at a better price. Enjoy this luscious wine with grilled pork chops, baked ham, or a very ripe brie.
The purple-colored 2008 Torremoron is 100% Tempranillo sourced from 80-100 year old vines and aged in stainless steel. Its attractive nose offers up spice box, incense, and black fruits. On the palate it has a bit of structure as well as plenty of savory fruit. It will provide pleasure over the next three years.
Reminiscent of a high quality Zinfandel with lower alcohol and less body, the 2004 Torremoron exhibits crisp acidity in its fruity, pure, delightful personality. With surprising character as well as loads of cherry and raspberry fruit, it represents a naked expression of Ribera del Duero since no wood is utilized. Enjoy this Spanish red over the next several years.
Exhibits crisp acidity in its fruity, delightful personality. Loads of cherry and raspberry fruit and a dry, smooth finish.
In the town of Quintanamanvirgo, where Torremorón is grown and produced, you will find a little over 100 people who live there, and nearly everyone of them has some part is creating this great value wine. The wine is made up of 100% Tempranillo and the climate of hot days and cool nights allow the grape to reach it's full potential. Because of the climate the wine is deep in color and flavor (lots of berries) and the finish is smooth and silky. When I was there we enjoyed the wine with grilled lamb with fresh vegetables.