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Bodegas Teso La Monja Almirez 750ml 2011
Sku: 1847061
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Product Information
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla Y Leon
Sub-Region: Toro
Grape Varietal: Tinto
Type: Still wine
Reg. $27.59
On Sale $24.49
Buy Bodegas Teso La Monja Almirez
Wine Advocate 94 points - Another great value is the 2011 Almirez, which comes from old, ungrafted, head-pruned Tinta de Toro vines. The vineyards are planted at 2,300 foot elevation, and the yields in 2011 were 18 hectoliters per hectare. The wine spent 12 months in 30% new French oak. A fabulous effort, it could easily pass for a big, rich Chateauneuf du Pape, even though there is not a touch of Grenache to be found in it. Its dense purple color is accompanied by notes of charcoal, barbecued meat, blackberries, cassis, licorice, camphor and spring flowers. Boasting massive concentration, a full-bodied mouthfeel and lavish extract, all concealing of its French oak aging, this rich, full 2011 possesses velvety tannins as well as a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. At this quality level, one would expect the price to be three digits or more. Enjoy it over the next 10 years. (Nov 2013)

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