Telmo Rodriguez’ Gago 2007 was selected as one of the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2011, a wonderful recognition. As with all of Telmo’s wines, Gago is a unique and individual wine – Telmo was one of the first to rediscover vineyards of decades-old, bush-trained vineyards in Toro, and works specifically in the coolest southerly area of the region. The distinctive red soils produce a Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo) with tremendous fruit concentration, ripeness, and structure The key is to conserve acidity and freshness, both through site selection and vinification. Fermentation takes place in large cement casks, and ageing in a combination of foudres and smaller barrels.
The official Wine Spectator review is as follows:
Sleek and firm, this red delivers a firm core of cherry and berry flavors, with accents of smoke, cocoa, mineral and herb. More dense than broad, with lively underlying acidity. Drink now through 2018. 91 Points