Telmo Rodríguez


'Pago la Jara' Tinta de Toro 2017


A beautiful amalgam of fruit tannin and very fine oak, spice and acid, the core of this wine is Toro earth given highly structured form in delicate winemaking hands. Pago la Jara has complex fruits in a dazzlingly perfumed, rather than sugar-leaden form. All is run through with lashings of anise, a tease of cacao and pretty red flowers. Both mineral and floral, melting tannins give structure and movement to the palate. PLJ signs off with an expressive perfume flourish at the back, and is a great example of a full wine which achieves ease and release.