|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
|91||The Wine Enthusiast||Deep black-fruit aromas are a touch murky and raisiny, with accents of mocha and chocolate. The palate on this Crianza is raw and shocked by tartaric acidity, so this isn't a smooth and easy ride. Blackberry and prune flavors finish hard and lemony, with unabsorbed oak and tannins. Drink through 2025.