Bodegas Torres - Reserva Real 2010

Inky ruby with essentially no rim variation after all these years in the bottle. Dark cherry, plum, leans rather raisiny and stewed, initially quite closed and stays that way. Good deal of tobacco and leathery notes, although toasted oak notes are integrating, touch of graphite to it but leaning more towards charcoal, very minor floral hints, bit of raspberry red fruit notes start to come out of the base. Still quite marked by the tannins on the palate, very high and intrusive, acidity running a bit rampant and unbalanced as well, alcohol is definitely high and detectable. Nice plush mouth feel overall and while the finish isn’t horribly long, it does delivery some nice touches of violet and milk chocolate. Otherwise the wine is showing little development despite the age.

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