Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago 2008
Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Dehesa Gago is 100% Tempranillo from Toro aged in stainless steel. It is deep crimson-colored with an expressive nose of spicy black fruits, Asian spices, incense, and violets. Ripe and tasty, this superb value is all about pleasure; Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Wine EnthusiastDisappointing given Telmo Rodriguez's overall track record. Dehesa Gago 2008 is jumpy, sweaty and stemmy smelling, with weedy, burnt, acrid flavors. Green, hard and bitter on the back end, with a candied sweetness. Try as we might, we can't find the higher level in this Toro red.
Wine SpectatorSimple grapey and leafy flavors have an herbal edge in this light red. There's a gamy note on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.