The Bodegas Mauro Terreus is a special single vineyard cuvee only produced in exceptional vintages. The Terreus is sourced from the a particular vinyard, the Paraje de Cueva Baja, which is made up of just 8 acres (3 hectares) of old vines planted on very loose soils of clay and sand.
This 2004 Terrus is undoubtedly a limited and special wine. The 2004 is made from 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino), aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak.
95 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
The 2004 Terreus, a wine made only in top vintages (2004 certainly qualifies), is taken from a single vineyard of old vine Tempranillo. It has a complex nose of toasty oak, mineral, violets, incense, blackberry, and black cherry that leaps from the glass. Thick, rich, and opulent, this powerful yet suave offering will benefit from 4-6 years of additional bottle age and drink well through 2034. This is an impressive set of wines. Located just outside the boundary of the more prestigious DO of Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Mauro must settle for the more generic DO of Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon. The estate has 35 hectares in production with winemaking in the hands of Alberto and Eduardo Garcia.
94 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Inky violet color. Rich, powerful and initially brooding but aeration brings up alluring cassis, boysenberry and cola scents. Became downright heady with air, taking on notes of dried flowers and sandalwood. The deep dark berry notes repeat on the palate, with supple tannins adding support. The finish, which refuses to let up, eventually leaves notes of spices and smoky minerals behind. I’d stash this one away for at least another five years.