|92||Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar||Opaque ruby. Pungent aromas of cherry-vanilla, blackberry and musky herbs, with a sexy potpourri nuance building with air. Juicy, concentrated and expansive, offering smoky cherry, mocha and licorice flavors and a hint of woodsmoke. Dusty tannins give shape to the clinging, smoky, very long finish.|
|91||The Wine Advocate||The 2010 Elias Mora Crianza comes from parcels of 40-year-old vines from around the winery in San Roman. It is aged for 12 months in second fill American barrels and French oak. The bouquet is tightly wound with blackberry, raspberry leaf and a hint of dried honey lending it a little more opulence. The palate is very well-balanced and expressive, with fine tannins and plenty of mineral-rich fruit laced with black pepper and cedar. This is one of the best wines from Elias Moras, full of vigor and joie de vivre followed by a long, persistent finish. Drink 2014-2019.|
|90||Wine Spectator||Plum and currant flavors are ripe yet fresh in this firm red. Tar, licorice notes impart a savory element. The tannins are muscular and grippy, giving way to a sanguine finish. Decant. Best from 2016 through 2025. 3,750 cases made.|
|92||The Wine Enthusiast||Toasty, warm, lusty dark-berry aromas are laced with a subtle animal accent. This is a big wine, with a fleshy, tannic, muscular feel. Flavors of blackberry, mocha and chocolate finish in fine form, with moderate tannic grip and all sorts of length. Drink this excellent Toro through 2022.
|92||Vinous Media||Bright violet color. Highly expressive, focused cherry, dark berry, coconut and vanilla aromas expand with aeration. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense blackberry and cherry compote flavors with exotic oak spice and floral pastille nuances. In a plush, inviting style, showing no rough edges. Velvety tannins add shape to the fairly powerful finish. This suave wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for a year in 50% new French and 50% used American oak barrels. 2020 – 2025|
|92||The Wine Advocate||The dark 2012 Crianza Elías Mora feels serious, concentrated and ripe without excess, with a dominance of black fruit and plenty of spices. This wine is powerful and concentrated, yes, but it's fresh and balanced, and the tannins are present but fine-grained. This is an impressive Crianza. Looking at last year's notes, I see that this wine was also my favorite then. This wine is good for consistency.
Issue 221, October 29, 2015
|90||Wine & Spirits Magazine||By Eias Mora’s standards, 50-years old vines are young, their fruit destine for his Crianza bottling. The age of the vines gives depth to this Toro, a red that’s wild in tannins, tremendous in structure and full of black fruit flavors. Ideal for grilled lamb.|
|92||Vinous Media||(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in a 50/50 mix of used French and American oak barrels) Deep ruby. Pungent cassis and cherry pit scents are lifted by a peppery nuance and a hint of pungent flowers. Intense bitter cherry, blueberry and coconut flavors tighten up on the back half while picking up a hint of dark chocolate. Closes firm and very long, with dusty tannins framing the oak-spiced dark fruit. 2020 - 2026
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|90||The Wine Advocate||The Elías Mora 2013 Crianza shows quite oaky and with high ripeness (15% alcohol). This pure Tempranillo fermented in stainless steel with dry yeasts and matured in 50/50 French and American oak barrels for one year. Spicy, smoky and toasty aromas are intermixed with notes of wild berries and a hint of flowers. The palate is medium to full-bodied with grainy tannins and a dry finish.
Issue 229, 28th Feb 2017