Vatan Tinta de Toro, Toro, Spain 2014
94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Another beauty from Ordonez is the single vineyard 2014 Vatan, which is 100% Tinta de Toro aged 22 months in French Burgundy barrels. Black cherries, lead pencil, graphite, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, deep, concentrated, tannic wine. It has a fine, elegant texture, but the tannins clamp down hard on the finish. Give this beauty 4-5 years and it should keep f or 2-3 decades.