Abdon Segovia Crianza, Bodega Vocarraje, Toro, Spain 2013

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Abdon Segovia Crianza, Bodega Vocarraje, Toro, Spain 2013

from 15.50

“It massively over-delivers for the price.“- Jancis Robinson

This stylish Spanish red is dark and intriguing. The deep and hearty core oozes with sweet, glossy blackcurrant, all dark and molten with damson and cassis coming through. Notes of wet blackcurrant leaf and a fresh earthiness reveals more perfume above the denseness and gives it a distinctive Cabernet feel. It has the heart and power of Toro with something altogether more refined. James who enjoyed his music-filled youth in the late 70s and 80s described it to me as having the grunt of punk, but with some of the glitter and make-up of glam rock. I loved the analogy, so I’ve borrowed it! On the palate the tangy cassis is cushioned by softer, juicy, vanilla-coated black fruits and gives way to some ripe, savoury tannins. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has a sophistication above its price, or, to keep the musical theme going, it plays more than one note. Made from 100% Tempranillo and aged in barrel for 14 months and with some bottle age in its rear view mirror. 14.5% alc. Perfect for drinking now, but will continue to improve over the next 4-5 years and hold well until 2025.

Press reviews:

The Wine Advocate: “I was much more impressed by the 'crianza' 2013 Abdón Segovia, which is a pure Tempranillo matured in barrel for 14 months. It has a perfumed, floral nose with red rather than black fruit, which felt harmonious, elegant and fresh. The palate revealed fine-grained tannins and very good balance. Very good value.” 91 points

Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin):
“An intense, salty, hot-granite kind of wine, which reminds me of a cup of Bovril tea. With pot-pourri. No shades of grey, no compromises, no compensation for tannins and alcohol and the huge mouthful of flavours. This will polarise the room, but it’s full-on Toro, and it massively over-delivers for the price. Very Good Value. Drink 2018-2027” 16.5 points

Customer comments:

“It was as good as you said it would be!” - Mr. S.O.

What a find! This wine is quite delicious. Thank you!” - Mr. P.J.

The Toro is great!” - Mr. J.F.

”We tried our first bottle the other night and it was delicious!” - Mrs. M.J.

The Toro is very good.” - Mr. J. F.

it was delicious.” - Mr. C.R.

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