Named after the best bull-breeding farm in Spain, the Victorino comes from vines in the La Jara and Valdefinjas zones averaging 70 years old, after fermentation the wine is aged in new French oak for 18 months. A touch less floral than the 08, brooding a very deep, wonderful cherry liqueur, sloe, Victoria plum, griotte and bramble fruit with complex roasted almond, spice and flowering herb characteristics, slick but bright, an intense, multi-layered Toro of the highest quality.
Having sold their Termanthia estate in 2007, the Eguren family could not resist the call of Toro for long and identified a prime estate with parcels of old vines, some pre-phylloxera,scattered around Toro, Zamora, Valdefinjas and Villabuena del Puente. The young parcels are 15-30 years old and go into the Almirez, the 45 year plus vines are reserved for Alabaster and Victorino. The vineyards are treated with typical Eguren care and attention, everything is hand picked into small boxes to avoid crushing, yields are tiny (between 10-20 hl/ha) and ageing takes place in french oak barrels. The result is a stunning set of wines of great intensity, charm and purity. They are every bit as concentrated as their predecessors with a finer, more subtle quality to them.
Up and coming region in Spain with the potential produce some of Spain's most glorious red wines. To the west of Ribera del Duero, a similar style of wine is created but perhaps with less tannin but