2008 Tomero Torrontes Salta

SKU #1046827

Produced from fruit grown in vineyards at 5,500 feet (yes, you are reading correctly, 5,000-plus feet!) above sea level, this Torrontes is a terrific argument for the superior quality of Torrontes from the northerly Argentine regions of Salta and the Cafayete Valley. On the nose the wine is quite aromatic, with bright yellow fruits and hints of jasmine. Somehow this wine manages to be full-bodied, somewhat viscous and zippy at the same time. There are flavors of tangy yellow plums, with a bit of minerality adding a refreshing, nervy quality . A perfect sipper for the spring and summer grilling season! According to Wine Spectator: "Plump, with tasty grapefruit, tangerine and nectarine flavors that stay fresh on the finish. Drink now." (06/09)

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Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2009 | Send Email
Gorgeous aromatic nose but not overdone. Torrontes can sometimes be a little too fruit-salady for my taste much like viognier, but here we have an example that is striking but not overwhelming. You can attribute the balance of aromatics and vibrant acidity to its high altitude roots in the Salta region of Mendoza (in my opinion the best area for torrontes). Jasmine, stargazer lilies and orange blossoms. Very pretty stuff.

By: Simple Hedonisms Wine Blog | Review Date: 12/17/2009
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update: Finally the 4th try of this isn't spoiled or tainted.
Color: a very pale yellow color. Clear.
Aroma: characteristic floral nose. Pineapple. Hint of citrus.
In the Mouth: A plethora of fruit – peach, green apple, grapefuit. Excellent viscosity, mouthfeel, balance, with a mouth watering, acidic finish.
Original review- I am a massive Torrontes fan after my trip to Mendoza in 2008 and try-buy every release I see. I have had this one twice, once from K&L and once from a specialty store in Santa Rosa. The first one was horrible, I wrote it off to a bad bottle, possible cork taint, although there a detectable corked odor, just the horrid finish. Dumped it. Had the second bottle last night, poured in a tasting class, this one had the same slight off nose, and the horrible finish. The person leading the class, who owns the store, was equally appalled. Either there are numerous bad cases out there, or its just bad period.

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