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2014 Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago Tempranillo

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Tempranillo is as Spanish as Rafael Nadal, or Antonio Banderas, and it's just as sexy. This offering from Rodriguez punches well above it's price-point, and shows scents of vibrant, youthful red and blue berries on the nose, together with slight florals and curry leaf spices. The palate is full-bodied, lush and lively, with juicy berry flavours, chalky tannins, muted oak, and a dry, long, fulsome finish. It's excellent stuff that would go with a range of meat dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

Dehesa Gago is 100% Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo). The Telmo Rodriguez wines in Toro are named after a Spanish breed of bull that is both elegant and powerful. The 19th century lower-case “g” typeface that appears on all the Toro wines is transformed, and modernised, by a bull horn.

The distinctive red soils produce a Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo) with tremendous fruit concentration, ripeness, acidity, tannins and structure. Dehesa Gago is the wine Telmo has used to discover and understand the vineyards of Toro, a pure wine that eschews oak and showcases fruit.

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2014 Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago Tempranillo

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This is imported by a company called The Spanish Acquisition, who describe it has having a 'riot' of flavour. Apt description, it turns out. Incredibly vibrant. Incredibly aromatic. It has lots of chewy, grunty, grainy tannins. Intense asphalt and meat and dark, personality-laden cherry flavour. Has depth and sophistication all sewn up. Tastes of raw, bloody steak, and would be great with one too. Benefits hugely from a stint in the decanter, and is very dry and savoury - it's very different from an Australian red - but the quality is really good.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
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