Huge 94 Point Tempranillo! $22.49 after Discounts – Drinks like $50!!

When we tried the 2010 Almiraz Tempranillo from Spain’s hot Toro region, we were blown away.  If tasted blind, there’s no way we would have guessed it to be $25 per bottle!

This is big, really big for the price. It’s as big as many of the modern wines from Ribera Del Duero and Rioja, and the the overall intensity of this wine is more similar to tempranillo bottlings the $50+ price range.  This reminds me of 94 point wines from a decade or more ago, when such reviews were very rare.

Only 17 cases are available, and they are at the shop TODAY!

Bodegas Teso la Manja was brought to us from Spain’s Eguren Family, who’s 5 generations of winemaking experience include the incredible string of successes….

 

El Puntido Rioja – Wine Enthusiast Wine of the year – 96 points

Numanthia/Termanthia Tempranillo – Sixteen 95+ point Reviews

Sierra Cantabria Rioja – Thirteen 93+ point Reviews

 

Eguren Family and Spain’s Toro Region, just Northwest of Madrid:

In many ways The Eguren Family brought Spain’s Toro region out of obscurity with the wild success of Bodegas Numanthia-Termes which was sold to Moet-Hennessey a few years ago.  After the sale, Bodegas Teso La Monja was launched and the results are incredible.

 

Average vine age for Almirez 50 years, and the concentration levels are off the charts!  Aged only in French Oak (30% new) this is a fantastic example of Spain’s newer, modern style of winemaking.

  
 

2010 Bodegas Teso la Monja Almirez

 

94 Points Robert Parker 

 100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo)

Toro, Spain

 

1-11 Bottles – $24.99

 

12+ Bottles – $22.49 (10% Off)

 

 

 

A solid case is $269.88 Before Tax

 

 

 

Supplies are limited!

This is at the Shop TODAY!

 

 

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Reviewed by Robert Parker –  Wine Advocate: 94 Points

Even richer is the 2010 Almirez, which comes from a vineyard planted at an altitude of 2,300 feet. Yields were 18 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine was aged 12 months in mostly French oak (30% new). This fabulous, inky/purple-colored wine exhibits notes of violets, graphite, licorice, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied and rich with silky tannins as well as abundant minerality, this super-rich, full-throttle 2010 can be enjoyed over the next decade.



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