2018 | SPAIN | TEMPRANILLO

Montetoro Roble - $20

Tinta de Toro, the local name for the type of Tempranillo here, makes for a big purpley wine with robust, almost stewed fruit flavors. A fair amount of time in oak softens the big ripe fruit and frames it in silky vanilla tannins. A bottle to open up about an hour before drinking to allow all of the complex notes time to open up.