Terreus 2009

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80.00 €
Price suggested by:
(Bodegas Mauro)
Red wine (100 % Tempranillo)
Bodegas Mauro
Ribera del Duero
Spain
Year: 2009

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 13th March 2013

Mariano Garcia, creator of the Mauro family bodega (named after his father), is one of the most well known and respected winemaking figures in Spain as he was a member of the Vega Sicilia technical team for over thirty years. In 1978 he combined his work in Valbuena de Duero with the creation of his bodega in the historic Tudela de Duero. His wines exude character, strength and a clearly defined style which gives them an unmistakable personal stamp. Today Garcia, along with his two sons, Alberto and Eduardo, has been the architect of other brands within the Group such as Bodegas MauroDos (Toro), Leda, Astral or Aalto, among others.

Appearance

Dark cherry-red hue with very vivid purple reflections and an intense garnet rim. Very bright colour. Completely opaque.

Nose

Very intense with salient sweet liquorice notes, it shows a great deal of ripe, slightly stewed, black fruit. Spicy notes jump out and the finish is very smoky and elegant.

Palate

Thick on entry, very smooth with lush fruit. It has a lively thread running through it with medicinal notes bringing a great deal of freshness. The finish is soft, warm and very long. It goes on forever.

Comment

Tremendous wine lineage and character with a voluptuous thread running through the wine on the palate, it is both elegant and refined. It hails from a small vineyard parcel of just three hectares and less than eight thousand bottles are produced. The wine has been gently aged in French oak barrels for 26 months and represents the quintessence of the Tempranillo grape grown in Tudela territory. It gets bigger and bigger as it opens up in the glass, and is best sipped. It will need some time in bottle to show its best, but it is destined to be one of the great Terreus of the decade. With its big structure, it is a whirlwind of sensations, and will sit like a totem on every dining table. The delicacy of San Roque.

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