Torres ‘Salmos’ 2005

img_4868Torres started making wine in Priorat a couple of years ago. A good move I reckon. Being Torres they aren’t just buying some grapes and renting some space, instead they built a new winery, bought some vineyards and have kept very true to the style and nature of this tiny region. This is the first release, it is cracking value for a wine from Priorat. A blend of garnacha, syrah, carinena, and cabernet sauvignon bunged in new french oak for 9 months. This is much less structured and tannic than many wines from this region, otherwise all the trademark characters are there. Personally, I think it’s good to see the softer side of Priorat from time to time.

It starts off smokey and sooty, then adds some herbs tangled up with some raspberry and plum fruit. In the mouth it has a backbone of acid with some supple tannins, but overall it comes over elegant and rounded. Its quite joyful and easy to drink. Crunchy minerals dominate the palate, with plenty of sunny raspberry and cherry, earthy and spice. Really nice stuff. 91 Pts.

Source: Negociants Australia RRP: $47 Closure: Conventional Cork

Web: www.torres.es

3 thoughts on “Torres ‘Salmos’ 2005

  1. I was umming and ahhing over this one at the bottlo. In the end went with the Tar and Roses take on Priorat. Looks like I should go back and sample this one too.

    cheers

    Carl

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