Tempranillo—Spain’s flagship red variety—lends the firm frame to Toro Bravo while Merlot adds flesh and juiciness. Toro Bravo calls to mind Black Forest cake on the nose, followed by a flood of flavour—cherries dipped in dark chocolate, tobacco, earth, and coffee—with a dusting of dark cocoa powder that lingers. It’s medium-bodied with a bright seam of mouthwatering acidity and a slightly chalky finish. But more than its constituent parts, this affable Spanish red is harmonious and easy to enjoy. As a wine critic, this is what I like to see.
-- Carolyn Hammond, The Star, Jan 2019