El Recio translates as
'the tough guy', and is a more serious, mature wine, made from
the product of some of Toro's oldest vines, which are cultivated
using advanced biodynamic techniques. 14 months in new French
oak provide opulence and polish.
Intense and opaque,
this wine is a mass of deep black fruit, chocolate, roasted
coffee bean and vanilla pod aromas. Voluptuous and weighty,
with a firm structure, held together by silky tannins.
A personal favourite
of mine when accompanied with fillet steak marinated for a day
in olive oil mixed with rosemary leaves, lemon skin and
garlic ground together in a pestle and mortar and
mixed together with mashed potato and mushroom sauce.
Chosen by Chris