New Toro wines rated by Parker


After his three-day visit to the Regulatory Council of the D.O. Toro in the last month of February, it was in April that the evaluation and ratings made by Neal Martin on the 250 samples of wines – provided by those wineries interested in having their wines rated and published by Wine Advocate – were made public.

If at any moment any kind of preconceived idea crossed his mind regarding the reputation of rough, rustic wines with out-of-control tannins, his visit to the region settled the following conclusions: …”this Toro wines have lots to offer in terms of complexity and – even if I didn’t think I would use this word – elegance”.

It is thanks to facts such as the old vines (aged of more than 65 years) spread over 3000 out of the 5000 ha planted with Tinta de Toro, the climate, the soils and the oenologists’ know-how, both to decide the moment of the harvest and to determine the moderate use of French and new oak which is optimal for this variety, that these deep and souled wines are obtained in Toro.

The best rated by Neal Martin is San Román 2009, the Toro wine made by Mariano García (the oenologist behind the production of the excellent Mauro). It got 96 points!

It is followed by three of the greatest wines: Termanthia 2009, Alabaster 2010 and Pintia 2008.

It is also worth mentioning the good ratings awarded to wineries such as Matsu, Divina Proporción and Terra d’Uro and to their elegant Matsu Selección Especial 2010, Madremía 2011 and Terra d’Uro Selección 2008.

If you wish to download the whole list of rated wines, please click on this link.

Congratulations to all of them!

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