Tálamo is a traditional reference, along with the bed frame of its label, to the place where the bride and groom celebrated their wedding. (Maybe think of this as a celebratory wine then, without thinking too deeply about bedknobs and the like.)
It’s a bed-rocking (ok, stop it now) blend of 85% Tinto de Toro (Toro’s version of Tempranillo) from century-old vines, with 15% more youthful Grenache from mere 80 year old vineyards. The wine is fermented and aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Deep ruby red in colour, the nose is layered with cassis, dried fruit and balsamic notes, along with wild garrigue notes of thyme, lavender, fennel, cloves and black pepper. It’s a massive wine but remarkably balanced, front-loaded with unctuous black fruit on sweet, silky tannins, richly layered with fruit, earth and savoury elements, prune, chocolate, leather, coffee bean and vanilla, all tightly interwoven.
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