Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
This wine is produced from vines from the more than 70 year old Senda del Lobo vineyard, which is one of the most respected and famous vineyards of San Roman de la Hornija. The vineyard contains stones and rocky soils. The 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; a total of 17 months in oak. Fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.
The 2008 Gran Elias Mora, (a cuvee made only in the better vintages), was produced from a single 70-year-old vineyard and aged for 17 months in new French oak. Sandalwood, exotic spices, earthy minerals, tapenade, and blackberry aromas inform the nose of a dense, rich, layered, powerful wine. In the glass it reveals enough structure to evolve for another 3-4 years as well as more than enough fruit for balance. This lengthy Toro will be at its best from 2014 to 2023. Issue 195, June 2011
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Deep blackberry and cassis aromas are brightened by sexy violet and incense notes. Vibrant raspberry and cherry on the palate, with sweet floral pastille and spicecake qualities adding complexity. This sweet, sharply focused wine finishes with a whiplash of spices and flowers. Really transcends the vintage. Issue 158, Sept/Oct 2011