Rolland Toro Campo Eliseo 2009 | 95 Point Powerhouse from Michel Rolland
94WA | Impressive nine-year-old Tempranillo from the Lurton and Rolland families. Dark, black with a brick-red rim. Complex nose of dried black fruits, licorice, blueberry, with jamón ibérico flavors from bottle maturity and chocolate, cinnamon French oak. Thick and rich with a dense core, fresh acidity, rich, chewy tannins, excellent length, meaty, with a chocolatey finish. Drink Rolland Toro Campo Eliseo 2009 now-2024.
95WE | Hailing from a warm region and a warm vintage, this is displaying maximum ripeness on the nose via raisin, prune, blackberry and fig aromas. In the mouth, this is loamy, chewy, a mile deep and rich as Bill Gates. Concentrated black cherry, blackberry, cassis, chocolate and mocha flavors conclude with baked notes, licorice, and tobacco. So smooth, yet bullish. Drink Rolland Toro Campo Eliseo 2009 through 2022. (Editors’ Choice)
A mile deep and as rich as Bill Gates”
Profoundly concentrated and terrifically structured, this library release Rolland Toro Campo Eliseo 2009 is Spain’s answer to Napa’s richest Cabernets. “A mile deep and rich as Bill Gates,” raves Wine Enthusiast, pinning on 95 points and an “Editors’ Choice” commendation. The Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator followed up with a pair of 93-point scores, as Parker’s publication declared it “an assiduously crafted, seductive Toro.” Deep in the plains outside Madrid, wine world legend Michel Rolland. His wife Dany, and Bordeaux vigneron François Lurton are putting on a master class in warm-climate winemaking, releasing bottles that stand alongside Numanthia and Vega Sicilia as among Spain’s most collectible wines. Marrying black-fruit plushness with Pauillac-like structure and muscle, this is their finest effort yet.
Flying Winemaker Michel Rolland
Having consulted for Marqués de Griñón since the 1980s, Flying Winemaker Michel Rolland knew Spain and the tremendous vinicultural potential the country held. When he and François Lurton, a fellow renowned Bordeaux enologist, resolved to start a winery there in the late 1990s, they already had their destination in mind: Toro.
So 2009 was a warm vintage, meaning ripeness shot off the charts. Calling the Rolland Toro Campo Eliseo 2009 an “Editor’s Choice,” Wine Enthusiast awarded 95 points, writing: “In the mouth, this is loamy, chewy, a mile deep and rich as Bill Gates… So smooth, yet bullish.” 980 cases made. Drink now or stash away until 2024.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Profoundly concentrated and terrifically structured 95 Point Spanish Powerhouse from Michel Rolland | A mile deep and as rich as Bill Gates|
|Why now?||Library Release Now Available – get it while you can|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94WA | 95WE | 4.3 Vivino|
|What is it?||Toro Region Spanish Red|
|What’s in it?||Tempranillo | ABV 15%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2024+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Great Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Classy Hearty Meal demanding a big bold red|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||2+ includes free shipping|