Robert Parker, 92 pts
"I tasted two vintages of some of the wines, which makes for a very interesting comparison of the character of each year. The 2018 Mauro, from a cool and rainy year, is fresher than the 2019 I tasted next to it. It's a blend of 90% Tinto Fino or Tempranillo and 5% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from certified organic vineyards, and it fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matured in French and American oak barrels and foudres for some 15 months. It's serious and a bit closed, going in a way to the style of the Mauro from yesteryear, perhaps a little more floral and aromatic. It feels younger and less developed than the 2019. It's powerful and has finesse and balance, with depth and complexity."
Jeb Dunnuck, 92 pts
"Based largely on Tempranillo (there are 10% other red varieties), the 2018 Mauro has a solid bouquet of mulled cherry and darker currants as well as plenty of dusty earth, baking spices, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it's certainly an outstanding wine that I suspect will evolve gracefully for a decade."
Founded in 1980 by Mariano García in memory of his father, Bodegas Mauro has been committed to excellence from the very beginning. Balanced and elegant wines meant for aging which assert the identity of each terroir and the attributes of the different varieties.
Bodegas Mauro is enclaved in the historic town of Tudela de Duero, in the province of Valladolid, just 19 kilometres from the provincial capital right in the heart of the Duero Valley. Located on the right bank halfway along this great river that embraces the village in a horseshoe shape.
The wine was first made in a large restored 17th century house, a magnificent example of traditional architecture with underground storage facilities. This house currently holds aging rooms and a historical bottle rack.
A new winery was built with a sleek design just outside Tudela de Duero in 2004. Following several expansion periods, all the production processes from harvesting to bottling are now centralised at these facilities.