(2016) Carmenere is regarded by many as Chile's 'signature grape', but there are moves afoot to rehabilitate one of the most common grapes of the country, País, which has traditionally been used only for cheap wines for local consumption. Torres have vinified this using the carbonic maceration technique common in Beaujolais, to give a wine that bursts with sweet black cherries on the nose, before a fresh and medium weight palate with a soft tannin structure, plenty of black fruit and a well-balanced finish. Watch the video for more information and food matching ideas. Stocks are moving from the 2013 to 2014 vintage at time of writing.
(2016) Creamy and dense, with delicious black fruit and graphite, cedar and a lovely meaty density. Beautifully sweet fruit, a fruitcakey density and lovely tannin structure. Really a delicious Merlot, with great richness and weight.
(2016) Quite high and a little fresh green aroma, wintergreen, with cardomon and liquorice, an ashy quality, highly aromatic. With a silkiness and bold cherry and cassis sweet fruit. Dry tannins and a juicy freshness.
(2016) Quite reductive, lots of smoke and reduced aromas. After a lot of swirling, a tight black fruit character and a touch of olive and briar, with nice tight fruit, quite creamy tannin, and good length again keeping some good freshness.
(2016) A blend of 45% Carignan, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 6% Carmenere. Deep and plush with lots of sweet creaminess, a little ‘heavier’ than the 2014, but shows how the wine comes together very nicely over a couple of years.
(2011) Aged in French and American oak for 10 months, there's a touch of tomato-leaf to this, and solid black fruit softened by a smidgeon of oak. On the palate the fruit is sweet but savoury too, that little hint of olive-like underripeness quite authentically Bordeaux-like, with spice and a touch of tobacco rounding things out. Balanced and food-friendly, this drinks very nicely.
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