Carodorum 2015 Único Tempranillo (Toro) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Carodorum 2015 Único Tempranillo (Toro)

Rating
94
Price
$130
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
4/1/2022
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With a bouquet of pomegranate, black cherry and licorice, this wine is inky garnet to the eye. It is bright on entry, offering flavors of black cherry, cherry cola, clove, ouzo, violet, orange peel and dark chocolate. While bold tannins coat the mouth, the sense of brightness continues into the finish. Mike DeSimone

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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Discover New Regions for Tempranillo

Due to the diverse range of microclimates, soils and maturation techniques, there are vast stylistic differences among the wines of Northern Spain. The wines of Spain’s leading red wine region, Rioja DOCa, are constructed predominantly from Tempranillo with smaller percentages of Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano to fill out the blend. Classical Rioja yields muted red fruit flavors with accents of vanilla and dried dill due to the time spent in American oak. Southwest of Rioja in the Castilla y León autonomía lies the Ribera del Duero DO, a region characterized by its continental climate and vast diurnal swings. Producing wines that are darker and often more intense than Rioja, Ribera del Duero’s blends must contain a minimum 75% of Tinto Fino (the local clone of Tempranillo) with Garnacha and often a touch of international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot…

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