Tesco Finest Toro Vinas del Rey 2012

toro1(450 x 600)Spain 13.5%

Supermarket meal deals seem to be everywhere at the moment and I must admit to be a little sceptical about the bottle of wine thrown in with this offer.  The bottle in question is the Tesco Finest Toro Vinas del Rey 2012 from North West Spain, a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha.

As it turned out the scepticism was unfounded as this turned out to be  a fairly decent bottle of wine. Opened this about 2 hours before eating, couldn’t resist having  a sneaky sip just after pulling the cork and instantly thought this is going to be good. Really fruity nose of blackcurrants, cherries with a hint of woody vanilla. Initially taste wise, quite a hefty kick of spicy fruit and some noticeable tannins.

Two hours later, it developed into a smoother drink, still very fruity and still with some spice. The tannins were still there and there was a little heat from the 13.5%. A little rugged, slightly sour but with a hint of vanilla. The proof was this just reminded me of Spain and that’s always a good thing.

If you give it a little time to open up and breathe you have a very typically Spanish and a pretty decent glass of wine. Not sure if Tesco will put this on it’s shelves as a stand alone wine, I think they should.

NB: Kept a little back to see how it faired on day two, what I found was a more fruitier flavour , lost that touch of spice but still fairly tannic and dusty tasting.  My human gauge (my wife, not a big red wine drinker) who didn’t taste it on day one thought it was very nice, that will do for me !

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My Rating 8/10 Corks

Tesco £6.99 (part of meal deal only)

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2 thoughts on “Tesco Finest Toro Vinas del Rey 2012

  1. Never been a lover of spanish wine but I could make an exception to this one.Great value as part of the meal deal.If I see it as a stand alone on the shelf I shall probably be tempted to slip one into the wife’s trolley

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    1. Hi Geoff,
      Thanks for your comment. Few of my friends have bought this wine as part of the meal deal and all have enjoyed it. It does need to open up a little before really developing into a smooth fruity red with a hint of spice.For the deal price though,hard to beat.

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