Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
The vines from which this wine comes are more than 70 years old and are located in the Senda del Lobo, one of the most respected and famous vineyards of San Roman de la Hornija. This wine is only produced in exceptional vintages. After 12 months in new French oak barrels there is a selection of barrels with an additional 5 months for the selected lots; wine spends a total of 17 months in oak. Fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.
The 2007 Gran Elias Mora was sourced from 70+-year-old vines and aged for 12 months in new French oak after which selected barrels were aged for an additional 5 months. It is a glass-coating purple/black color with aromas of graphite, Asian spices, lavender, espresso, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered, already complex, and structured on the palate, it merits 5 years of cellaring and will be at its best from 2015 to 2027. Issue 188, April 2010
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright purple. Heady, exotic bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola, potpourri and sandalwood. Fleshy, alluringly sweet cherry pie and dark berry flavors gain sweetness with air, picking up musky licorice and rose pastille nuances. For a rich wine this is shockingly fresh. Finishes with excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence. Already offers plenty of complexity now but this wine should reward patience. Issue 152, Sept/Oct 2010