Torres – Grans Muralles 2010 – Conca de Barbera

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Very dark inky colour with a blue-purple core, coloured legs, quite high viscosity. Very nice purity on the nose, high ripeness here with a lot of inky dark berries like cassis, blackberry, plum; but at the same time there’s a very clear notion of minerality, like wet stone. No really evident oak. Some hints of tobacco as well, really multi-layered, even if youthful. Very nice density on the palate, rich and ample, really full-bodied, good weight, intense dark fruit there. There’s plenty of extract in there as well but I think that these tannins are really refined, well-integrated, almost like cocoa powder, giving a lift to that dark intense fruit. Once again I think we have high ripeness, we have a fair amount of alcohol which is also well-concealed beneath those layers of dark fruit. Discreet wood here. Very long, very persistent. Excellent freshness as well, and I think that a wine of this concentration and density, when it’s well-balanced by that amount of freshness, is already digest, with a good drinkability. Obviously with this density this is a wine that could go on for many many years in a cool cellar. Very nice potential here.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.