2010AlfredoMaestroTerrunos2010 Alfredo Maestro Tejero, Terrunos de Castilla, Seleccion, Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon, Tempranillo, Spain.
Alfredo Maestro’s Terrunos is a barrel selection of very old vine Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and it is a lovely deep wine of purity and terroir, he employs natural winemaking and shuns new French or American oak, preferring neutral cask and letting the wine express itself, and this wine does beautifully. Maestro is an artisan and his wines show his passion and each of his many creations are wonderful examples of place and expressions of his commitment to each vineyard. These wines are unique and full of character and soul, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously, being a playful person by nature, he lets the wines speak for themselves, if you haven’t yet tried these wines, they must now be a priority, especially this Terrunos old vine Tempranillo. The 2010 vintage Terrunos de Castilla Seleccion is darkly hued with a deep garnet and ruby core with earthy red and black fruits, spice and toffee notes rising from the glass leading to an expansive palate of plum, raspberry, red currant, fig paste and creamy black cherry layers, along with cedar, minty herb/anise, warm rock/chalk, truffle and English toffee notes. This wine is pleasure filled and silky with refined tannins and low acidity, it feels at a good stage with everything in place, drink now and for the next 3 to 5 years.
($26 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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