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.
|Vintage:||2013||Grape Varietals:||100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)||ABV:||14.5%|
|Aging:||14 months in American oak followed by 24 months bottle ageing.|
The wine is 100% Tinta de Toro from selected old-vines plots (over 40 years old)
The soil is formed by sediments of sand, clay and lime-stone, which produce a dark lime-bearing topsoil, with fine and coarse sands.
Harvest: In Toro summer temperatures were lower than usual and only rose over 40°C on a few days, which compensated for the dry conditions. Fresher nights from mid August also helped vines to reach optimum ripeness in the six weeks leading up to harvest –which was carried out between September 19 and October 10- and tamed alcohol levels. Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro) grapes ripened well – bunches were small and clusters were loose and healthy. Yields were low but the wines show intense color, good fruit profile and ripe tannins, which will be help to achieve roundness and good mouth feel in the finished wines. The fresher summer also resulted in slightly lower alcohol levels and a slightly higher acidity and this bodes well for quality in wines destined for ageing.
Winemaking and aging: Following a careful selection, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and the must underwent cold maceration at 7º C for five days prior to fermentation, which took place at a constant 28º C. The total maceration period lasted approximately 20 days. This wine was aged in new and one year old American and French oak barrels for 14 months, followed by another 24 months minimum in the bottle.
Winemaker: Oscar Martin
TA: 4.88 grams / liter
SO2 free: 76 mg/l
RS: 2.23 grams / liter
A good match for venison or wild boar with a fruit-based sauce.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S0EE322040TPM||750ml||6||Glass||8 39061 00001 4||1 08 39061 00001 1||$34.95|
"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
"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
- San Francisco International Wine Competition (July 2016)
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"(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