More Torrontes!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Bin Ends Wine in order to participate in Twitter Taste Live.

The Argentinian wines are invading my wine blog! This is the 4th in a series of wines from Argentina that I tasted during Twitter Taste Lives sponsored by the trade group Wines of Argentina.  Next month is Wines of Germany, which promises to be much fun too!  One of the Torrontes on the first night was the 2008 Michel Torino Torrontes Reserve Don David.  It had a real cork closure and clocked in at 13.9% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I got pineapple, white flowers, apricots, tropical notes, honey, pear, lemon, spice, and white pepper.  The nose on Torrontes wines is almost immediately recognizable…the florals and honey notes just float out of the glass without you having to get close to it.  In the mouth I found lemon, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, and lime. This wine had great acidity and I found it to be a really good effort.


One Response

  1. We love the Torrontes! Have not tasted the Michel Torino but did taste the Broquel Torrontes from Spain over the summer. Very similar to your tasting notes with amazing florals. Thanks for bringing back those great summer memories!

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