2010 Teso La Monja "Romanico" Toro
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Romanico (100% Tinta de Toro aged in 100% new French oak for six months) exhibits a sensational bouquet of licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied, smoky, rich, complex, big and dense without being heavy or awkward, this beauty will drink well for 5-7 years. These are two extraordinary wines produced by the Eguren family in the province of Zamora in Toro. Readers who love full-flavored, robust, exuberant red wines will adore these two 2010s.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(100% tempranillo, raised in 100% new French oak and then aged for six months in more new oak): Saturated ruby. Vibrant raspberry and candied cherry on the nose, with strong oak-spiciness and a kiss of smoky mocha. Rich but vibrant, offering intense red berry flavors and a floral quality on the clinging finish.