Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro (tempranillo)
This wine is produced from the oldest vines of the Senda del Lobo vineyard, aged 80 years and older. The grapes saw a 5 day pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature followed by a moderately warm fermentation with piegeage twice a day for 14 days. Malolactic took place in new French oak barrels. Aged for 17 months in 100% Taransaud and Daganeaux barrels.
The 2004 V2-Premium is sourced from a single vineyard with 80+-year-old vines. The wine was aged for 17 months in new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a hugely expressive nose of vanilla bean, spice box, plum, blueberry jam, and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied and powerful, totally harmonious, with exceptional depth, richness and concentration, this splendid effort is for those with patience. Needing a decade of cellaring, this wine should have a long life, providing immense pleasure through 2030. Issue 169, February '07