Without the irrigation thus producing lower yields but explosive fruit, this stunning wine is fabulous. The wine needs some breathing time, but will not disappoint you. Tons of dark fruit such as currants, blackberry, and spice like cardamom. Try it with a good steak, or even grilled meats.
Absolute steal for under $25. Very versatile red but we usually polish off the bottle before we can pair it with too many foods. It's just delicious.
A steal for $25 / bottle. I wish I bought more. For me, the wine is mature, great berry flavor, and low in tannins. I wish it was not sold out.
Great balance of depth and finesse
Dec. 09 - just opened our first bottle of Quinta and it was a delight. Opened and let breathe for one hour. Cherry and wood on the nose. Very deep ruby color testified to the firm structure. Notes of cherry, black fruit and licorice on the palate. This is one outstanding tempranillo! Fully drinkable and enjoyable now - there was a bit of tannin in the finish indicating could even improve over the next few years, if you can manage to hold without drinking. A real winner!
nice structure with dark fruit flavors age for a couple of years before trying again
Outstanding Spanish Wine
Big, rich, complex with a long finish. Decant and let it sit for an hour.
This is the best wine I've had from Wine Access and one of the most interesting expressions of Tempranillo I've tasted (and I'm still drinking 1970 Rioja Gran Reservas). As soon as I tried it I went back to the website to buy more, but, alas, the wine was sold out.
Quinta de la Quietud Toro
This wine was outstanding. It will go well with many dishes ranging from salmon to pork tenderloin.
It also has enough body to stand up on its own as an after work apertif, but buyer beware, you might find yourself drinking the whole bottle in one sitting!
Great Spanish Wine
by De La GarzA12670278
Great fruit and earth. This wine need a couple of hours to breathe. Best to open up with plenty of time. Don't decant. Enjoy it as it develops in the bottle and in your glass. It wil go from pure fruit to fruit and earth over time. Be patient.
Let it breathe
I have re-rated this wine too. It needs at least 45 minutes before it begins to hit its stride. I drank the first 2 bottles too early and too quickly. It was passable. With added AIR time it added depth and body and wonderful mouth feel. It almost made it to a five star. Restored my faith in Spanish wines.
An excellent Tempranillo
One of my favorite Tempranillo's ever but it definitely needs the hour in a carafe before drinking as Wine Access suggests. Wish I had bought more and will purchase the 2005 hoping it's equally good.
Great body, long finish
This wine has a great mouth feel, lots of flavor but not too over-powering. Very long finish: great taste to have hang around....
A very nice representation of this varietal. Earthy, however maintains balance. Great with roast meats and hearty dishes.
full bodied, nice concentrated fruit
2004 - A good year for Quinta de la Queirud Toro
Smooth and Full Flavored. Very pleasant on the palate.
No bull about this Toro
Unlike another reviewer, I did not find the wine excessively tannic even a few minutes out of the bottle - and it got even better with time. Rich fruit, pleasing complexity and finish, and the consensus seems to be that I have even better things to look forward to with age. If the interface allowed for half stars, I'd give it 4.5.
excellent buy for Toro
I'd actually rate this 4+ (4.5?) if that had been possible. Deep dark color, huge nose with slight hint of resin behind a lot of fruit. Tannins pleasantly rich after a little air. Long finish. Very very nice.
by Chef Alberto
Just damn good rich Spanish red wine.
five years old & still this tannic!
I'M giving it three stars because the wine is so tannic it's difficult to evaluate. Will wait a couple more years to try another bottle. would like to know what others think.
This wine is undrinkable. Wood is all that one can taste. I would like to ship back.
In June, I opened my first of 6 bottles of this wine. The first bottle was nice once it opened up for a while. Recently, however, I opened another, until I realized that my remaining 5 bottles were completely undrinkable. The only tasting notes I could possible discern were cork and vinegar, which was supremely disappointing considering that my previous 04 and 03's I had were quite nice. This was not a storage or transportation problem, but five bottles that must have been bad leaving the winery. Am I the only one to have this problem??