Prima 2006

Prima 2006So this is a little number from the guys at Bodegas Mauro, a bit further west and south in Toro. They make two wines here, this wine as well as a top end wine, San Roman. Prima means a female cousin in Spanish, so I’m assuming the lads thought that Toro is more of a cousin than a sister region to Ribera del Duero. Anyway, the wine is mostly Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) with a dollop of Garnarcha. Its aged in a mix of French and American oak for 11 months.

This bottle did have a bit of DMS (a tinned corn smell) on the nose to start with, give it a good decant and it will blow off.

The nose kicks things off with toasty oak, a touch of tinned corn, sarsaparilla, blackberry and earthy minerals. Big juicy fruit, red and dark cherry, blackberry and sars, black olives, inky fruit, plenty of small chalky tannins. Nice balance and length. Rustic and tasty with classic Toro character. 89 Pts.

Source: Negociants Australia Price: Around $42 Closure: Conventional Cork

2 thoughts on “Prima 2006

  1. Has this wine at Anada the other night. Was really enjoyable with the food (did not get the tinned corn smell) – may have actually enjoyed it more than the Telmo Rodriguez M2 2005 wine we also had (although the M2 may have been the “better” wine). Pretty good restaurant list price as well ($65).

    Nice website by the way (well organised)!

  2. This is a fun wine, even more so at a fun joint like Anada (which I haven’t been to in ages, must get back soon)

    Thanks, tastings are on hold for a bit as I repolish the floors at home. Nothing like a bit of polyurathane in your wine to make everything smell like 10 year old fino…

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