Drinking Outside The Box

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Torres Salmos Priorat 2011 June 18, 2014 at 10:55 am

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Some Priorat can be a bit bloated and plodding: not this one…

Torres Salmos Priorat 2011, Spain (£18.99 Waitrose, vintagemarque.com)
A lovely combination of exuberance and freshness, packed with plush berry, plum and damson, with an ever-so-slightly rustic raisinny note too, but there’s also an earthy coolness, presumably a product of the slate-y licorella soils, and a lively finish. Tasty now, but this was still tasting great two days after opening, a sign of a promising future. S+

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2 Comments

  • Kate says:

    Hi Simon,

    You are correct. The first vintage of Salmos was 2006, so the 2011 is the 6th vintage Torres has made.

    Cheers
    Kate

  • Simon says:

    Thanks for that Kate. It was great wine, finished in bittersweet conditions – with a good friend, just after my father-in-law’s funeral…

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