2015 Torresilo, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain

2015 Torresilo, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain

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2015 Torresilo, Cillar de Silos, Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Torresilo is one of Cillar de Cilos’s most treasured wines – and it’s easy to see why. Old-vine Tempranillo (some pre-Phylloxera) lends this wine immense concentration and generosity of fruit. This wine oozes layers of dark fruit notes of blackberry, damson and cherry, complimented by subtle nutmeg and cedar (the result of 16 months in French barriques). The ripe and velvety tannins contribute to the intense, mineral finish. 
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Wine Advocate92/100
Wine Advocate92/100
The creamy and slightly oaky 2015 Torresilo reveals lactic, smoky and roasted aromas, while the palate has chalky tannins but feels quite harmonious, balanced and fresh. 15,000 bottles were filled in April 2017.
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About this WINE

Cillar de Silos

Cillar de Silos

If one recalls one’s history, one will remember that it was the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile that set Spain on its road to unity. This is a somewhat whimsical introduction to Bodegas Cillar de Silos, which is located in the heart of Castille, Ribera del Duero to be precise, but owned and run by the brothers and sister team of Oscár, Roberto and Amelia Aragón.

They also manage the El Quintanal Estate in neighbouring wine region Rueda and are thus perfectly located for both red and white wine making, demonstrating all that is great about, respectively, Verdejo and Tempranillo as grape varieties.

The Aragóns define the House Philosophy with the words ‘purity, fruit, low yields, long ageing and hand selection’. The wines are finely crafted but demonstrably Spanish, which is good news!

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Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

A high quality red wine grape that is grown all over Spain except in the hot South - it is known as Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero, Cencibel in La Mancha and Valdepenas and Ull de Llebre in Catalonia. Its spiritual home is in Rioja and Navarra where it constitutes around 70% of most red blends.

Tempranillo-based wines tend to have a spicy, herbal, tobacco-like character accompanied by ripe strawberry and red cherry fruits. It produces fresh, vibrantly fruit driven "jovenes" meant for drinking young. However Tempranillo really comes into its own when oak aged, as with the top Riojas  where its flavours seem to harmonise perfectly with both French and American oak, producing rich, powerful and concentrated wines which can be extraordinarily long-lived.

In Ribera del Duero it generally sees less oak - the exception being Vega Sicilia where it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and then aged for an astonishing 7 years in oak and is unquestionably one of the world`s greatest wines.

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