Torres Artium Melot 2006

img_4820These Torres wines are difficult for me to review for a couple of reasons, but mainly due to the fact that they are quite good, enjoyable wines, but they aren’t very Spanish. It was quite trendy in the late 70s and early 80s to plant things like Cabernet and chardonnay in your vineyard to try and sell to the mass market. There are still plenty of companies that make good money doing this, and it serves a purpose (making money for the shareholders seems to be the main one, but I have nothing against that).  Personally I would rather see a garnarcha blend that reeks of Spain (such as Sangre de Toro, which really is Torres’s best wine for me)…

Deep cherry red in colour, with a nose of earthy, jammy plums and spice. A little vanilla as it opens up. Very generious mouthfeel, it’s lush and rounded, very easy to drink and full of flavour. More jammy plums with some blueberry and vanilla, a touch of green herb in there too. Overall, its plesant drinking. Drink now. 86 Pts.

Source: Negociants Australia RRP: $21 Closure: Conventional Cork