Torres Gran Sangre de Toro Riserva: Bronze Medal 2103 & 2014

Torres Gran Sangre de Toro Red
Price: ¥241
Torres Gran Sangre de Toro reserva label

Bronze DecanterBronze MEDAL Winner twice in 2 years at Decanter Magazine Awards 2013 & 2014

The best Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah grapes that produce Gran Sangre de Toro are grown in a region famous since the times of the Roman Emperor Augustus for producing the finest Mediterranean wines.

All the exuberant aroma traditionally found in an intense, ripe red wine. A sensual background of fine spices in good balance with perfumed notes reminiscent of blackberries. Full, long finish on the palate. The nose actually promises a little more than the palate delivers but that isn’t a problem if either you can open the wine in advance or you are pairing with food which brings out the best in the style.

This wine goes well with stuffed peppers, game, and meat dishes with spicy or sweet and sour sauces.

Reviews and Scores:

Vintage 2003, 88/100 , Wine Spectator

Vintage 2003, 88/100 , Wine Enthusiast

Although the non ‘Gran’ version does win awards too, for me, it has to be the ‘Gran‘ or nothing. What others say:

Torres Gran Sangre De Toro Reserva is a red wine made by Torres in Cataluyna. Towards the end of the 1960s, Miguel Torres Carbó decided to produce a wine with a well defined identity and a character of its own. Straight away he started experimenting with Garnacha Tinta (60%) and its usual partner, Cariñena / Mazuelo (25%). The years passed and eventually Syrah (15%) was added. Thus, ennobled by ageing in oak, this wine was born with its intense colour and its rich and fruity aroma. Aged for 12 months in European oak (20% new oak).

Torres Gran Sangre De Toro Reserva shows all the exuberant aromas traditionally found in an intense, ripe red wine, with a sensual background of fine spices in good balance with perfumed notes reminiscent of blackberries. Full, long finish on the palate.

 Ideal with game dishes, ragout and spicy meat dishes.

 TWM

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