This is a big one, bold, loaded with flavor and a great buy in my opinion for $17.79 at my local Costco. I’m just drawn to these Spanish wines now as I continue to find incredible value, and this one is a great example of the caliber of wine you can score from Spain for under $20.
This wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo), dark, inky purple on the pour with aromas of berry, spice and earth/campfire jumping out of the glass. The wine is full bodied with strong tannins, drinking nicely right now but with some further room to run in the cellar for sure. Flavors of red and dark fruit, plum, cherry licorice with more campfire/smoke on the finish. Lasting finish, mellow, elegant but it hangs around. Definitely a good one to toss in the decanter for an hour or so before diving in.
All in all, this is an amazing wine for $18. You can’t go wrong with wines from Toro. It’s a big wine for these hot summer months, but well worth buying a few to lay down, and maybe enjoy during the winter months. I’m a fan of this one, and will place it on our Top Picks list.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 Points (the neck of the bottle has a band proudly promoting the 92 points that Parker gave this wine but I’m feeling closer to 90-91 for me)
Costco item number: 854074
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA