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Torres Grans Muralles 2001



 

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Torres Grans Muralles 2001
Conca de Barbera, Catalunya, Spain

Gran Muralles is a different concept at Torres. It’s a blend of ancient Catalan grape varieties including monastrell, garnacha tinta, garró, samsó and cariñena. The plan is to make a very traditional red that respect its Mediterranean’s roots. Gran Muralles is a single pago (vineyard) over slate (llicorella) soils all within site of the medieval walls of the Cistercian monastery of Poblet. Look for a deep brooding red with a huge peppery, gamey, coffee, licorice, black cherry jam, mint and orange peel nose with flecks of red fruits and savoury spices. On the palate the wine is very rich, fat, dry but supple with excellent intensity. Full flavoured with cassis, chocolate, peppery, black raspberry, minty, black cherry, meaty vanilla flavours with a dried fig and orange peel finish. A powerful, fruity wine with some warmth but finesse and length. This is a good bet for the wine cellar to drink through 2020. Perfect for game, lamb, roast beef and more. This makes one realize that there are still many old varieties worth exploring.

Tasted: 2006-05-20 AG - ST
US $100, BC $84.95 retail speciallorder Maxxium Canada (UPC: )
Producer: Miguel Torres Spain - Pacific Wines & Spirits (1995) Ltd.

 









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