The 2019 Pago del Oro Toro Crianza offers an elegant and powerful expression of Tempranillo from the Toro region of Spain. Aged for 9+ months in American oak, and then further aged in the bottle for up to 2 years, this wine boasts complexity and grace, while the organically-farmed, 30-80 year-old grapes provide robust aromatics. Ready to drink now, and aging gracefully over the next 10-30 years when stored correctly, this is a great option for both near-term cellaring and long-term aging.
As I’ve stated before in these pages, I’velong been a fan of the Toro region of Spain for turning out powerful,richer, riper-style red wines atincredible QPR. “Elegant power,” I believe Decanter said of the region.
This wine is a nicely-aged and perfectly-wooded example of Tempranillo from the Pago del Oro “Crianza” (which just means 1-2 years in barrel) program;a wine that I’ve had my nose buriedin for long enough to forget totake a sip more than once.Grace, power, complexity, killer aromatics; it’s all here folks.