2010 Dehesa Gago, Toro Red, Spain (by Telmo Rodriguez)
Another gem from Telmo Rodriguez of Remelluri fame and who has an incredible list of great wines to his name and who has worked some of the most interesting terrors, he even had a spell working for Jean-Louis Chave in Hermitage! The Dehesa Gago is a pure Tempranillo red with deep color and a depth of layers with rich flavors and nice smooth tannins. This easy to love round wine shows deft and subtle winemaking and allows loads of pleasurable fruit to shine throughout. The nose has hints of earthy fruits, spice and mineral with a palate of red currants, cherries and plum with hints of toffee, new leather and full bodied textures, and the lengthy finish is of soft oak and cassis.
($17 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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