Barbian 2016: 91 points at Guía Peñin

Karen awards

Emporio Wines is pleased to present this week another award for one of our great spanish wines

This time is Barbian, our “roble”  from Toro.

Toro is a lesser-known region of Spain but home to some of its finest wines made from the Tinta de Toro grape, the original un-grafted variety of the Tempranillo grape, which produces wine with more colour and higher tannin levels than Tempranillo elsewhere in Spain. It covers around 6,000 hectares of vineyards, where the local variety Tinta de Toro is the main character. Has an extreme continental climate, with an annual average of rainfall of around 350 – 400 mm., between 2.600 and 3.000 hours of sunshine per year and an altitude between 650 m. and 750 m.

It has a dark ruby colour with violet hints at the rim, clean and bright.

With deep intense ripe fruit and toasted aromas.

on the palate is rich, red fruit with well-integrated oak. Smooth and long finish.


The elegance of the panther





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About Guia Peñin awards:

For its tastings, the Spanish wine-maker Peñín has a working group of experts, who are experienced in the sensory analysis of wine regions. In addition to the processing of databases, which contain more than 100,000 tasting notes of all wine producers’ editions, this working group has knowledge about the development of each brand over the time and the international quality of the vintage. Thus errors in the deviations of the evaluations can be avoided and at the same time checked whether the error or the deficiency of a wine is due to the real quality of the brand or to the condition of the bottle. For wines rated at over 93 points, a second evaluation (second tasting) of the brand is carried out. The wines, which are also located in this area, serve as the basis for comparison. The working group headed by José Peñín consists of Carlos González, Javier Luengo, Carlos del Hoyo, Erika Laymuns and Maite Corsín (wine journalist) ).