Jorge Ordonez Tinta de Toro Vatan 2018 Spanish Red Wine 750 mL

$41.99

(made from vines that were planted in 1900; fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks, with malolactic fermentation and 22 months of aging in new French oak barriques)

93 points Vinous Media for previous vintage “Inky ruby. Smoke-accented cherry, black raspberry and candied licorice on the explosively perfumed nose. Plush, open-knit red and blue fruit liqueur, vanilla and floral pastille flavors display a peppery nuance and gain vivacity with aeration. Spicy and broad on the strikingly persistent finish, which shows alluring sweetness and just a hint of fine-grained, harmonious tannins.”

That the capsule bears a passing resemblemance to that of La Mission Haut Brion gives you an idea of the style of the wine, or the intent anyway. This is a very classy bottle. It has power with finesse

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Description

Vatan is the pure representation of the oldest clone of Tempranillo in Spain, from some of the oldest ungrafted vines in the country, located in the only Spanish D.O. that completely resisted the phylloxera plague. During the Middle Ages, Toro was Spain’s most famous winemaking region. Mentioned in literature by Alfonso IX (King of León, 12th c.), Juan Ruiz the Archpriest of Hita, Quevedo, Luis de Góngora, and Miguel de Cervantes. In 14th Century Sevilla, the sale of any foreign wine was prohibited, save the wines of Toro. These wines accompanied Spanish explorers to the New World. D.O. Toro was rediscovered in the 1990’s by the Numanthia project, masterminded by Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in