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Finca Sobreno Seleccion Especial Toro
Bodegas Sobreno
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Toro

Deep dark cherry red color with dark purple tones. Powerful yet elegant nose, refined and stylish with ripe berry fruit, spicy complexity with scents of clove, sandalwood, vanilla, chocolate. Muscular, elegant yet silky smooth taste shows fruit preserves/jam blackberry and chocolate truffle. Concentrated and rich but not sweet with superb length.

Specifications
Appellation
Toro
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
Age of vines
40+ years
Soil type
limestone top soil with fine & coarse sand
Vinification
Following a careful selection, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and the must underwent cold maceration at 7degrees C for five days prior to fermentation, which took place at a constant 28degrees C. The total maceration period lasted approximately 20 days. Aged in new and one year old American and French oak barrels for 14 months, followed by another 24 months minimum in the bottle.
Pairings

A good match for venison or wild boar with a fruit-based sauce.

Reviews and News

2013 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 90 PTS - WA

2013 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2013 Finca Sobreño Reserva Selección Especial is a serious and balanced Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) from a cool year that produced a fresh wine with fine tannins. The oak is nicely integrated, and it has a compact palate with clean, focused flavors. A very good harmonious reserva. 90,000 bottles produced. - Luis Guttiérez"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue#238, August 31st 2018), 90 pts

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2012 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 92 PTS - JD

2012 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A brilliant wine made from 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), the 2012 Reserva Toro reveals a deep purple color to go with plenty of aromatic fireworks in its ripe plums, blackberries, graphite, and dried earth characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and voluptuous on the palate, it stays balanced, pure, and has a great finish. Aged 14 months in new and once-used French and American oak, followed by two years in bottle, it’s a terrific Toro to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 92 pts

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2011 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - GOLD - San Francisco International Wine Competition

2011 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - GOLD - San Francisco International Wine Competition

- San Francisco International Wine Competition (July 2016)san francisco competition 2016 gold

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2011 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2011 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red and dark berries, candied flowers and allspice, plus a subtle vanilla nuance. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that pick up a smoky nuance on the back half. At once rich and lively, finishing with excellent clarity and gentle framing tannins. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 92 pts

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2010 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 91 PTS - WE

2010 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Aromas of beef jerky, oak and black fruits are integrated and attractive. This feels both plush and tannic, while ripe blackberry, cassis, toast, chocolate and spice flavors end long and with good depth and complexity. Drink this ripe but balanced Toro through 2027."

- Wine Enthusiast (September 1st 2016), 91 pts

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2010 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 91 PTS - IWC

2010 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 91 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 91 pts"Glass-staining ruby. Sexy aromas of dark berries and spicy oak. Sweet, penetrating boysenberry and blueberry flavors are complemented by notes of cola and vanilla. Tangy and precise for its size, this Toro finishes with excellent persistence and lingering smokiness. - JR"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 91 pts

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2010 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 90 PTS - WS

2010 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Cherry, roasted plum, clove and tobacco flavors mingle in this sturdy red. Features thick tannins and balsamic acidity, with a savory core of loamy earth. Solid and deep, this is a bit rustic but still fresh. Drink now through 2020. 8,500 cases made. –TM"

- Wine Spectator (April 30th 2016), 90 pts

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2009 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 93 PTS - WA

2009 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 93 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 93 Pts"The 2009 Finca Sobreno Reserva - Seleccion Especiale is a blend of the estate’s best vineyard (over 50 years in age) and sees half the fruit aged in 14 months in new American oak, the remainder in used oak. It has a lifted floral bouquet of dark berries, briary and dried violets that is well-defined and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry of dark cherries, balsamic, a hint of orange peel and cloves. There is good structure and focus present here, with a clean fresh, focused finish. It is very fine and very elegant for a Toro red. Drink now-2019+"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue#206, April 2013), 93 pts

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2009 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 92 PTS - IWC

2009 Finca Sobreño Toro Reserva Selección Especial - 92 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 92 Pts"(sourced from old vines and aged in American oak for 14 months): Opaque purple. Deeply pitched aromas of blackberry, violet, smoky oak and mocha. Then sweet, broad and lush on the palate, with explosive dark berry flavors complicated by vanilla, mocha and a floral nuance. Finishes with big, broad, supple tannins and superb length. This exotic, large-scaled wine shows surprising energy and focus for its heft. - JR"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 92 pts

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Producer Information: Bodegas Sobreno

Finca Sobreño is one of the original winegrowers in the D.O. Toro. Founded by Roberto San Ildefonso in 1998, it was one of less than 10 registered wineries in the ...
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