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2016 Vatan, Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo

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Merchant's Picks
95

“King of the barbecue!”

So Good, You May Never Drink Cabernet Again

By David Gettenberg

Just southwest of Rioja is the gem-like wine region, Toro.  There, Tempranillo grapes thrive.  If this wine were from the more recognized region of Rioja, it would be 2x the price.

Cabernet Sauvignon fans, you will be hard-pressed not to opt for Vatan over your Silver Oak and Jordan.

Perfect for burgers through the balance of barbecue season, this tasty Tempranillo is one of our favorite Spanish reds.

"... a brilliant bouquet of blackcurrants, toasted spice, crushed violets, and flowery incense. Rich and full-bodied, with good acidity, beautiful balance, and a great finish, it's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 20+ years. It's a stunning wine." James Suckling

Suggestion #1:  Serve it alongside your favorite burger recipe.

Suggestion #2:  Make a meal of it on its own with a wedge of Manchego.

Suggestion #3:  Even better- your favorite burger with a wedge of Manchego melted on top.

Fabulously balanced, this terrific Tempranillo is a great alternative to California Cabernet.   

Enjoy!

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Press & Tasting Notes
93+

“It's a stunning wine.”

Jeb Dunnuck • 93+ / 100

More elegant and seamless, the 2016 Vatan checks in as all Tinta de Toro that spent 20 months in new French oak. It has a brilliant bouquet of blackcurrants, toasted spice, crushed violets, and flowery incense. Rich and full-bodied, with good acidity, beautiful balance, and a great finish, it's going to benet from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 20+ years. It's a stunning wine.

93

“Harmonious and complete.”

Wine Spectator • 93 / 100

"Firm and dense, this red delivers rich flavors of blackberry, fig, cocoa, licorice and mineral, set in a thick texture, supported by well-integrated tannins and kept lively by balsamic acidity. Savory, even austere, yet harmonious and complete."

More Information
  • Producer: Vatan
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Toro
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Tempranillo
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W7042-1