Torres 'Grans Muralles', Conca de Barbera, Spain 2015
95 Points Decanter
Named after the walls surrounding Poblet Monastery, this wine is testament to the work done by Torres to resurrect and protect native Spanish grape varieties. Along with Cariñena, Garnacha and Monastrell, the blend includes the less familiar Querol and Garró. Parcels are picked, vinified and aged separately according to the character of each grape, before the final blending. The result is an aromatically appealing wine, with fruity notes of mulberry, blackberry, cherry, plus warmer stewed plum, herbs and spice. The approachable, fruit-driven palate has a wild Mediterranean herbal character, with a smooth black-fruit attack, light spice and well integrated tannins. Distinctive and original.