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Miguel Torres - Salmos 2015

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Priorat
  • Grape: Grenache Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

With game and red meats.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 (2015) JS: 93 (2015) D: 91 (2015) RC: 18.5 (2015)

Description

Salmos is born in a beautiful remote land. The vineyards, planted on
slopes of shale (“licorella” stone), undergo extreme changes in
temperature between day and night and these natural vicissitudes add to
the wine’s appeal.
Salmos is a tribute to the Carthusian monks who planted the first
grapevines in the Priorat. The wine holds the mysterious legacy of
ancient times and wise men.

Wine tasting notes

Dark ruby red with purple highlights. Intense, rich and fragrant, with extraordinary fruit expression (cassis, wild blackberry jam) and exquisite dried fruit notes (figs). The palate is silky and firm with very fine ripe tannins. Persistent and exquisitely elegant.

Winery Information

Miguel Torres

Founded in 1870, Familia Torres is widely regarded as one of the world’s most innovative wineries. They are also one of Spain’s leading producers of premium quality wines – a position which was recognised when they were presented with ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand’ award. Miguel A. Torres is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading wine visionaries. After studying oenology and viticulture in Dijon and Montpellier he was responsible for pioneering a number of significant.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)91 pts

Along with the 2014, I also tasted the 2015 Salmos, which is from an earlier and riper year. It's a similar blend of Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah from the same vineyards and produced in a similar way, with fermentation in stainless steel and aged in French barriques for 14 months. The wine showed more finesse and freshness than the 2014, and there is more depth and complexity here too. There are some tannins that would welcome food and/or some more time in bottle. Very tasty.

James Suckling (2015)93 pts

The fragrant black-cherry and delicately spicy nose pulls you down into this deep, velvety and complex red that has great balance and sophistication on the long, elegant finish.

Decanter (2015)91 pts

The first of the three Torres Priorat wines is made from 60% Torres-grown fruit and 40% bought fruit (this purchased percentage will drop). It’s a blend of 55% Carinyena and 35% Garnatxa with some Syrah to add lift and aromatic interest. 'It’s very important not to allow any raisins into the ferment,' says Torres’s Jordi Foraster, and to this end the company has bought one of only two Delta Vistalys optical sorting machines in the region. The resulting emphasis is on purity and freshness of fruit without any extravagance of oak, alcohol or tannin. It's fine value: these pure, fresh Priorat flavours cost only just over 20 euros locally.

Raymond Chan (2015)18.5 pts

Full, even, purple-hued, dark ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and voluminous with deeply packed aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit with mulberry and plum fruit notes, entwined with complexing nuances of earth and nutty oak, Medium-full bodied, the palate is broad and mouthfilling with flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruit with mulberry and plum notes. The palate is open, but supported by grainy tannin textures that provide presence and fullness. Soft acidity adds to the roundness and richness. The fruit exudes sweetness and this carries with underlying power to a long, soft, nuanced finish. This is a full, broad and mouthfilling Priorat with savoury berry, mulberry and plum fruit with complex earthy and nutty notes and plenty of richness and structure. Match with slow-cooked game meats over the next 8+ years. A blend of Carinena, Garnacha and Syrah, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 20-26 days on skins and aged 14 months in 25% new French oak.

Vinification Notes

Number of days of skin contact: 20-26 days Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature Number of days of fermentation: 9-12 days Fermentation temperature: 26-27ºC Ageing: In French oak for a period of 14 months (25% new)