Telmo Rodriguez Pago la Jara Toro 2014 (95 WA)
“2014 was a homogeneous and reliable year in Toro, and the 2014 Pago La Jara reflected it. The wine was a little reticent and closed at first and took some time to open up. The palate was very elegant; in a way, it reminded me of the 2016 Gago I tasted next to it, balanced and with fine-grained tannins, supple and tasty. A wine that changed in the year 2012 toward a lot more freshness and a lot less oak, it seems to fly under the radar, but it’s very much worth it.”
Pago la Jara is Telmo’s flagship wine from Toro, made in minute quantities. Opulent and dense, but with trademark balance and seamless style, Pago la Jara represents the world-class level the terroir of Toro can display.
Rioja, Valdeorras, Toro, Spain
Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s pioneer winemakers, advocating native grape varietals tied to the climates and conditions of their sites, and making world-class wines from undiscovered as well as known regions. While Telmo makes rare and limited wines of astonishing character and quality, his everyday wines have been equally praised, and widely recognized for the tremendous value they offer.