€15.95/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Almirez 2018
Bottle size and vintage
Toro offers us elegant wines, with those from Teso la Monja already exhibiting the classic style found within. Classic in every sense of the word, noble and elegant. The experience and knowledge that Marcos Eguren and his whole family have gained over the years in this Castile-Leon denomination are widely recognised and well-documented.
Marcos Eguren has always championed the Tinta de Toro, a grape with a rough disposition like the countryside where it grows, with plenty of structure, yet lovely and generous when one learns 'to tame its wild side', to give it subtlety and distinction, as he himself explained to us on a visit. The Tinta de Toro requires knowing how to combine the fruit from the different growing areas correctly, selecting and blending it in the right proportions. Only then will it reveal that elegance complemented by powerfulness which we're looking for, that fruit-filled freshness, that balance and expressivity which brings so much pleasure to our palates. This is the philosophy that lies behind Almirez, the youngest of this Toro wine family, attractively represented on its label by an almirez, a metal mortar in which so many magic mixtures of spices and other ingredients have been concocted in kitchens since time immemorial.
The Teso La Monja wines have been created to be objects of desire, and the young Almirez provides plenty of pleasure for very little money.
Red meats / Roast lamb / Game
- Vine age:Between 15 and 35 years
- Soil:Clay sand / Pebbles
- Ageing period:14 months
- Barrel age:New and one wine
- Type of wood:French oak
- ViewRipe picota cherry red
- Bouquet:Spicy notes / Roasted notes / Ripe black fruit / Full bodied / Balsamic aromas
- Mouth:Juicy / Sweet tannins / Liqueur / Strong tannins / Cremoso
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
- Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2023
Needs some more time...
Against the 2017, the 2018 lacks some smootness, it's a bit to sturdy for me just now. I am going to leave them well into 2021, and hope that will do the trick. So I've ordered some more of the 2017 year to overcome that period. Cheers...!by: Verdurin (26 Jan) - Vintage 2018
Aromas a cacao y romero, entrada en boca impetuosa , taninos ajustados.by: Rafa (09/12/2020) - Vintage 2018
One of the best wines in Europe - quality/price. Deep, sensuous, great body, lingering finish. Chocolate and ripe cherries on the palate. A bargain!by: Galician Red (05/12/2020) - Vintage 2018
Relación calidad/precio insuperable en vinos de Toroby: David Hita (26/11/2020) - Vintage 2018
Una apuesta segura, de los mejores vinos calidad precio en Toro. Siempre está a la altura de lo que se espera de él.
Teso La Monja
The Eguren family, originally from La Rioja, discovered Toro and has stayed with it, persuaded by the land’s potential and by the Tinta de Toro, a grape with great structure, able to convey the minerality of the soils but with a strong character that needs understanding and “taming”. Marcos Eguren understands it perfectly and proved this with the wines of his first project in the region, Numanthia Termes, powerful wines, always subtle and elegant. Teso La Monja possesses mor...