Vinas Elias Mora, Toro DO, San Roman di Hornija, Valladolid, Spain, 2009 14.5% abv, C$19

Oh, Spanish wines – how we love and adore you.  Great deals, fabulous fruit, complexity… Let me count the ways.

The Elias Mora is from the northwestern corner of Spain, directly west of Ribera del Duero.  Made from Tinta de Toro, aka Tempranillo, this version is neither filtered nor fined.

Ruby toned, this wine is developing with medium intense aromas of red fruit as well as some dried prune with leather and some sweet baking spice.

The palate is dry with average acidity, slightly grippy and green tannins and flavours of cassis and black plum, dark red cherries, ripe red plums, leather, tobacco and a touch of black licorice.

A WSET Very Good wine – lovely balance between the flavour profile, complexity of fruit flavours, acidity and finish.  While the nose starts off light, it opens up after a short time in decanter.

Fabulous with charcuterie, olives, hommous and salsa. Drinking now,  but could wait for 3-5 years if you can resist drinking it.


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