Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
This wine is produced from the oldest vines of the Senda del Lobo vineyard, aged 80 years and older. The grapes saw a 5 day pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature followed by a moderately warm fermentation with pigeage twice a day for 14 days. Malolactic took place in new French oak barrel for better integration of oak and more complexity. Aged for 17 months in 100% Taransaud and Daganeaux barrels.
There are only 208 cases of the 2005 2V Premium, sourced from a single vineyard with 80+-year-old vines. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged for 17 months in new French oak. Deep purple-hued, it delivers an aromatic profile reminiscent of First Growth Bordeaux. Toasty new oak, vanilla, spice box, mineral, espresso, scorched earth, assorted black fruits, and licorice all make an appearance. Sweetly-fruited, full-bodied, and opulent, this length, impeccably balanced effort demands a decade of cellaring and will go on to provide pleasure through 2040. Issue 175, February '08
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated purple. A drop-dead bouquet evokes spiced strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and fresh flowers, with sexy vanilla and mocha undertones. Deep and impressively sweet, offering a surreal display of red and dark berry liqueur flavors with complicating chocolate and cured tobacco character. Silky tannins add support and extend through the compellingly sweet, lightly chewy finish. This is supple enough to drink now. Online Article, September '07
Austere now, this red shows depth and polish, with coffee, mineral and tarry notes framing a core of currant and roasted plum. Muscular tannins and plenty of concentration, with the balance to carry it through. Best after 2009. Issue 3312, November 30 '08
San Jose Mercury News
Her [Bodegas Elias Mora propietor, Victoria Benavides] top wine is the 2005 2V Premium, which is ripe, dense and showy, with a lot of oak. On Wine: The Spanish wines of Toro Laurie Daniel
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Issue October 28, '09