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2012 Bodegas Pintia Toro Pintia

Lightly elevated cork

ITEM 8240486 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
Item Sold Amount Date
I8260018 1 $60 Jun 5, 2022
I8260016 1 $62 Jun 5, 2022
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95James Suckling

...such finesse and balance. The rustic character of the region with bark and hot stone. Medium to full body, long and flavorful.

93Vinous / IWC

Suave oak-spiced black and blue fruit, pipe tobacco and floral pastille aromas are complicated by mocha and vanilla flourishes. Plush and broad on the palate, offering sweet cassis and blackberry flavors... Rich yet surprisingly energetic in style, finishing sweet, sappy and impressively long...

92The Wine Advocate

...some balsamic aromas, red and dark berries, as well as some orange peel characteristics, hints of chocolate, vanilla, smoke and roasted notes...palate is full-bodied, structured, largely built, powerful, concentrated, and slightly rustic with abundant tannins and good overall freshness.

91Wine Spectator

Tobacco, leather and tea flavors frame a core of cherry and dried fig notes...with firm tannins and orange peel acidity...has balance and depth.

91Wine Enthusiast

...smoky aromas... Sandpaper tannins frame its dominant char and burnt toast flavors, while a base of black fruit holds it together.

90John Gilman

...wafting from the glass in an aromatic combination of black cherries, black raspberries, chocolate, a touch of dark soil tones and a very nice base of smoky new oak...deep, full-bodied and very velvety on the attack, with a fine core, really good focus and grip and a long, gently warm and modestly chewy finish.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Dark, sweet and dusty aroma. Intense aroma, lightly minty dark fruit...velvety... Fills the mouth and finishes chalky and dry with a peppery sensation.


Bodegas Pintia

Bodegas Pintia is the latest project of the Alvarez family, a prominent family of Spanish business people and estate owners who also own and run Vega Sicilia. Bodegas Pintia is in Zamora in the province of Valladolid, in the Toro appellation. The first commercial vintage was the 2001 Pintia. The estate makes just one wine, which is a 100% Tinta de Toro.


Spain, Castilla-Leon, Toro

Toro is a relatively small appellation with a rapidly rising reputation. Located in the province of Zamora near the northeastern corner of Portugal, Toro has 13,000 vineyard acres with appellation status. Like most of the region it sits on a high plateau of sand, clay and lime where summers are hot and dry and winters are harsh. The main red grape here is the local clone of Tempranillo, called Tinta de Toro, and Garnacha. The white grapes Verdejo and Malvasia are also grown. Most of the reds are 100% Tinta de Toro. The devastating 19th century phylloxera crisis, which killed grapevines throughout Bordeaux, did not reach Toro, thanks, it is thought, to Toro’s sandy soil. Toro later exported some of its healthy vines to France. Toro also has vineyards of pre-phylloxera vines, meaning that some special cuvées from Toro are made from vines that are more than 150 years old. The Toro DO was created in 1987. The legendary Bodega Numanthia is in the Toro appellation.