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Dominio del Bendito El Primer Paso 2018

Dominio del Bendito El Primer Paso

Toro (Spain)

Fruit-forward, complex, seductive... a wine with a very good price-quality ratio and a perfect examp...

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Details for Dominio del Bendito El Primer Paso 2018


Alcohol content


Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018


Fruit-forward, complex, seductive... a wine with a very good price-quality ratio and a perfect example of a fine Toro wine, characterful and authentic. This is El Primer Paso de Dominio del Bendito, a very appropriate name (as the ‘First Step’ into this Toro range) and one which we prefer to its former name (the ‘Roble’), with all its connotations of oak, especially because this winery does not barrel age to give aromatic nuances, a concept which Anthony Terryn is keen to avoid, but to enable slow maturing of the wine, so that it gains in complexity. A great idea.

This Primer Paso has just left the winery but it is ready to be enjoyed now - a great virtue of the Tinta de Toro grape variety when handled well. Intense fruit, explosive, shows off its vibrant character not only in the colour (lively, bright, intense, glycerine) but also on the nose and palate; the fruit is, at every stage, predominant (blackberries and blueberries), so there is no lack of complexity due to its density. It is a complex wine: those first aromas of fresh fruit and warm earth, lovely, evolve in the glass to give way to notes of oak ageing in very good measure (toasty nuances, coffee, spices, hazelnuts, liquorice) complemented by a subtle minerality and a pleasant touch of sweetness. Delicious.

Its excellent acidity and its noticeable but velvety tannins (extraordinary in a 2010!) allow the wine to caress the palate as well as show body and power on the palate, definitely full-bodied. Primer Paso de Dominio del Bendito is juicy, elegant, rounded - a serious wine with character. Don’t let its 15 per cent worry you, as you don’t notice it, and if you can get a few bottles to put away in the right conditions for a few years, then do so; you won’t regret it.

NOTE: We recommend decanting the wine half an hour beforehand so that it can display all its virtues to the full.


  • Vine age:Between 15 and 45 years
  • Soil:Sand / Pebbles
  • Climate:Continental


  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:6 months
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPurplish red / Intense / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Toasty notes / Coffee / Blackberries / Liquorice / Blueberries
  • Mouth:Velvety / Good acidity / Expressive tannins


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Rubén (29 Sep) - Vintage 2018


Con cuerpo, profundidad y mucho carácter. Muy recomendable.

by: Krino (12/11/2019) - Vintage 2018

Einfach Klasse!

Wie es geht, den Superjahrgang 2017 zu übertreffen, ist uns rätselhaft, und dennoch ist es hier gelungen. Seit vielen Jahren ist der El Primer Paso ein gern gesehener Gast bei uns, der leider immer wieder viel zu schnell "abreist". Mit Spannung freuen wir uns jedes Jahr auf den neuen Jahrgang und würden diesmal schon wieder überrascht. Einfach Klasse!

by: Cliente Vinissimus (02/05/2018) - Vintage 2016


Me ha sorprendido y me ha gustado mucho, muy bueno tendré q probar mas vinos de esta bodega q los hay superiores

by: Miguel R (24/01/2018) - Vintage 2016


Muy buena relación calidad precio. Vino elegante y serio que nos ha sorprendido gratamente. No había probado muchos vinos de Toro hasta ahora pero voy a probar muchos más seguro.

by: Peter (04/04/2017) - Vintage 2015


Demasiado fuerte y seco para mi gusto. Aun así es un buen vino de toro. Aceptable y más si te gustan los toro

Dominio del Bendito

Dominio del Bendito

Anthony Terryn is the owner, oenologist, vinegrower...quite the "be all and end all" at this small Toro winery where he makes wines with character, wines "with soul" as he likes to call them, wines which convey the personality of their origins. Since 2004, and now assisted by a small team, Terryn has focused all his efforts on caring for the raw material, Tinta de Toro variety grapevines which grow in small parcels of land on the exceptional Pago de la Jara estate. The major...