Price:  £38.75 | Case Rate: £36.66
Ex Tax: £32.29

Cillar de Silos - Torresilo 2016

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Ribera del Duero
  • Wine Maker: Óscar Aragón
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2023.
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 93+ (2014) JR: 16 (2009) WS: 89 (2014) JS: 90 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

The Torresilo shows the power of Tempranillo, with selected old vines from some of the Ribera's finest vineyard plots (including pre-Phylloxera plots) contributing to its complexity. Deep, dark and meditative, this wine oozes ripe dark berries and damson plums alongside spicy notes of nutmeg and mocha. In the mouth, the wine balances strength and elegance, with broad, ripe tannins and layers of dark fruit leading to an intense mineral aftertaste.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)93+ pts

Feb 2017 - Luis Gutierrez - A wine that always show some oak when young, the 2014 Torresilo, especially the smoky and roasted aromas, was not an exception this year, and those notes are yet to be integrated. It also has some lactic and spicy aromas over a core of properly ripe berry fruit. The palate has the house signature style of sleek, elegant and polished tannins, quite harmonious, balanced and fresh. It combines classical and modern profiles. Well done! 15,000 bottles.

JancisRobinson.com (2009)16 pts

Tasted Sept 2013 - Best Premium Red £20+ and Best Red Of Show, Spanish Wine Awards 2013. Black fruit … some spice … doesn't seem to be shining, I'm afraid. There is definitely potential in there, because the finish is persistent and dense but the impression is underwhelming right now. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2014)89 pts

June 2017 - Focused and energetic, this fruit-centered red delivers blackberry, red cherry and vanilla flavors, with moderate tannins and citrusy acidity. Fresh finish. Drink now through 2022

James Suckling (2014)90 pts

Fresh nose of red plums with mint and white-pepper undertones. Medium body, juicy tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Drink now.

Vinification Notes

Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.