The Bodegas Gil Luna Sin Complejos is an outstanding Tempranillo from Toro, a rugged wine region in Spain. I had to hold a magnifying glass up to the label to read the paragraph written by winemaker Patricia Gil Luna. Worth the effort, check it out-

“People used to tell me that wines from the Toro region, just outside Madrid, were tough and very complex. I have never been one to accept the opinions of others without trying to find out the truth for myself and believe that, all too often, we are guided by what we hear instead of what we have actually experienced. This is a wine which, I feel, first should be experienced with a completely opened mind. If possible, please put on an imaginary blindfold, just like me in the photo, and I would just like to ask you one thing; do not follow protocols, enjoy it without thinking of what you might expect to find. Instead, enjoy it simply, in your own way”.

Tasting note: Clear with a dark ruby core fading to a pink rim, light staining and medium+ viscosity. Clean with youthful, lifted, smoky aromas of blackberries, raspberries, plums, vanilla, baking spices, black pepper, campfire, and orange peel. The wine is dry with a medium+ body, medium+ alcohol, and medium+ acid. The tannins are finely integrated and there is a medium amount of them. Flavors of blackberries, raspberries, vanilla, black pepper, campfire smoke, dark chocolate, and orange peel. The fruit is ripe, almost baked, leads my mind to blackberry pie and port. Another ten years of development ahead for this one.

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