Gran Bach Cava Sparkling Brut: Wine Man Pick

January 7, 2013
Gran Bach Cava Sparkling Brut

Aromatic notes of honey, apple preserve & grapefruit overlain with toasted bread aromas. The palate has all that plus hints of dry, lightly toasted nuts. Elegant fine bubbles. Classic earthy, biscuity nose that Cava has become famous for. A great Spanish Cava for great occasions.

Price: ¥135

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Torres 10 Brandy : Wine Man pick

December 2, 2011
Torres 10 Brandy

Spanish brandy at fraction of the cost of French. Click on for the flowery description I didn’t write: “…with warm hints of spices (cinnamon, vanilla).” However, I drink this almost daily. Nuff said. TWM

Price: ¥150

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Torres 5 Brandy

November 4, 2011
Torres 5 Brandy

Topaz-colored, with fine greenish and old gold tints. Deep and dense, it exhibits aromas of great richness with hints of walnut and dried fruit. It is intense, silky and concentrated on the palate. It displays warm spicy overtones of vanilla and cinnamon in the aftertaste.

Price: ¥140

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Torres Fransola (Penedes- Sauvignon Blanc): Wine Man Pick: New Wine

March 1, 2015
Torres Fransola White Penedes

Stunning. It’s not often that one gets to sample a Sauvignon Blanc that’s had some time in tanks maturing over it’s lees (the yeasty sediment by product of fermentation). I first took this to an event we ran in March 2012. It blew everyone in attendance away. Intense aroma of fruit and spices over a background of new oak. Fresh and lush on the palate, it’s very big with the aroma’s well-defined fruit notes (vine peach and summer melon), complemented by hints of vanilla and toast acquired during the lees ageing.

Price: ¥337

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Torres Gran Vina Sol (Chardonnay)

November 21, 2011
Torres Gran Vina Sol Chardonnay

Medium dark yellow colour. Displays great aromatic intensity. Complex and silky on palate with elegant breadth. Food Matching: Ideal with oysters, smoked salmon, seafood and fish dishes. Serve chilled (around 10ºC). Reviews and Scores: Vintage 2006, 87/100 , Wine Enthusiast

Price: ¥210

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Torres Mas Rabell Blanco: Bin End

March 1, 2015
Torres Mas Rabell Blanco

Beautiful pale gold colour. Fine notes of fruit (apple) with delicate notes of wild herbs (fennel). The palate is silky with a dry elegance. The ideal accompaniment for typical Mediterranean seafood dishes: shellfish, rice dishes and fish, as well as pasta dishes. Serve slightly chilled (around 10ºC).

Price: ¥133

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Torres Viña Sol (Parellada): Wine Man Pick: Bronze Medal 2013

December 19, 2011
Torres Viña Sol  (Parellada)

A traditional Catalan variety well adapted to the Spain producing a wine somewhere between ‘stone-fruit’ Chardonnay & tropically crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Lovely bright yellow and green reflections. Fresh elegant fruit aroma. Fine acid structure: smooth, well-balanced palate. Pleasing fruit backdrop (green apple, pineapple) enhanced by hints of spice (fennel).

Price: ¥139

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