PV Tasting Notes
Deep violet colour, youthful on both the nose and palate, the tannins are as yet bold but this is a very serious wine, and one with a glorious future. Slow building rather brooding aromatics of tobacco, cassis, liquorice and Indian ink transfer to the palate perfectly, the flavours slowly sweeten with aeration, and the finish clings impressively, possibly rustic and certainly muscular in style, built for the long haul but my feeling is, like all Vizcarra wines, this will bloom beautifully and become totally seductive after another 5-6 years in bottle. Tasted June 2009.Independent Review
92 Points Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Aug 2009
Deep violet. Highly pungent aromas of cherry compote, black raspberry, rose, violet and minerals. Sappy, finely etched red and dark berry flavors provide impressive palate coverage and are nicely braced by a tangy mineral quality. The red berry note echoes strongly on the long, seductively spicy finish. This is already delicious. 92 points
90+ Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate June 2010
The 2006 Torralvo spent 14 months in French oak. A saturated purple in color, it exhibits an alluring bouquet of wood smoke, mineral, incense, blackberry, and black cherry. This leads to a dense, full-bodied, brooding wine packed with fruit and tannin. It has all the right stuff but will require 7-10 years of cellaring. It will never be a particularly friendly wine but will provide plenty of “food” for thought.
Best served alongside all manner of Tapas, salami's, pink roast leg of lamb with redcurrant sauce, certainly lamb cutlets and it might well work with charry ribs of beef, or beef with olives, any meaty casserole and different soft cheese's and of course manchego Cheese.
Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos was founded by Juan Carlos Vizcarra in 1991. The estate owns 64 acres of vines (26 hectares) aged between 30 and 80 years, 100% Tempranillo and located near the town of Mambrilla and Roa in Burgos, long regarded as the best sub region of Ribera del Duero.
Certainly the Vizcarra wines are unique! Due entirely to Juan Carlos Vizcarra’s immense passion, determination and commitment which are self evident in these very elegant, structured and complex wines. He is one of a handful of genuine pioneer “garagistes” (small production winemaking) in the Ribera del Duero. Juan Carlos Commitment to Small production wines and gravity feed vinification results in genuine wines of immense structure, purity and balance.