Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
The grapes come from the vineyards having belonged to Elias Mora, which he cultivated for
40 years and for whom the wine is named. The vines are a Tempranillo clone that yields small
berries and is planted on small slopes with rocky soil.
Harvested at the end of September. The wine was fermented in small stainless steel tanks for
22 days. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in second-fill American and French oak barrels.
Clarification with egg whites was done before bottling. The wine was bottled without filtration or stabilization.
Full, ripe and dark like a good Toro wine should be.
The nose is rock solid and appealing, while the palate
is lush but with a streak of bracing acidity. Tastes bold
and bright, with blackberry, black cherry and chocolate
flavors. Modern and lusty, with cola, toast and depth. Top 100 Spanish Wines for 2011
Issue 2410, October 2011
The Wine Advocate
The 2007 Elias Mora Crianza spent 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Purple-colored, it offers up aromas of balsam wood, mineral, espresso, blackberry, and licorice. Full-bodied, dense, and ripe, it has layers of savory fruit and enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. Drink this lengthy offering from 2012 to 2022. Issue 188, April 2010
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Glass-staining ruby. Deeper and more brooding on the nose than the regular Toro, displaying scents of blackcurrant, cherry pit, Indian spices and licorice. Chewy, deeply pitched dark fruit flavors provide very good palate coverage, turning livelier with aeration. Firm tannins add grip to the long, chewy finish. This needs some time in bottle. Score: 90(+?)
Issue 152, Sept/Oct 2010
Wine & Spirits Magazine
From a rocky hillside of 40-year-old tinta de toro vines, this wine arcs across the palate like an arrow, its mineral and black fruit flavors driving through notes of truffle and humid earth. Dry and savory - almost salty - this Toro offers a potent structure to match braised lamb or something equal in power and vertical depth of flavor. Issue 3003, June 2011