Dominio de la Vega Bobal Vino Paraje Tornel DO 2016 (Valencia, Spain) "...ripe berry, stones, coffee beans..."
James Suckling has considered it the best Bobal red in Spain, a platinum medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 and 96 points in the Repsol Guide.
The Tornel site is located between 750 and 800 meters above sea level, in the area known as La Muela, in Requena, with clay-calcareous soils, but with an “important limestone content”, Expósito emphasizes, aware that, In poor soils like this, of medium depth, it is where the old Bobal vines (with an age of about 70 years) planted in glass (the traditional way) best express their benefits.
"A bold, rich array of ripe summer berries and stones here that lead to a very ripe, sinewy palate that has a kick of spicy acidity. Remove firm and tart. Oak closes it out. Give this time. Try from 2023."- 93 Points, James Suckling
"Super ripe fruit without being jammy, big cherry and elegant toastiness like coffee beans. Velvety texture and fresh acidity. Serious style."- 93 Points, DWWA 2019