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#79 Wine of the Year, Wine Spectator 2023 Top 100
92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 91 Points, Wine Spectator
A super highly decorated Ribera del Duero that serves as the perfect intro to the category if you’re not familiar. In The Wine Advocate’s 92-point write-up they call this a “bread-and-butter wine,” Spanish expert Luis Gutiérrez called it “ripe without excess, with very integrated oak and velvety palate with silky tannins.” Hard to argue with anything there. I also found it beaming with energy and impeccably balanced, which added to my own admiration.
92 Points, James Suckling
“Dark plums and black cherries with some black pepper and olives. A medium-to full-bodied Ribera del Duero, loaded with fine-grained tannins and vibrant, juicy plums. Rather tight and lengthy. Drink now or hold a year or two.”
91 Points, Wine & Spirits – 91 Points, Tasting Panel
Their Brut Rose Cava is outrageously good- no doubt a product of the limestone-rich soils that work so well with the Trepat grape used for the wine. It’s got a great floral nose along with wild red berries and a powerful and refreshing crispness from sip one with fresh citrus fruit and dry, tiny bubbles that gives this a great viscosity. If you’re a sparkling Rose drinker, this one deserves your attention for sure.
96 Points, Tim Atkin, MW
“This is the fourth vintage of Sandra Bravo’s brilliant old-vine Garnacha from Rivas de Tereso and it’s every bit as good as its predecessors. Aged in 300-litre clay amphoras, it’s wonderfully perfumed and intense, with engaging bramble and red cherry fruit sweetness, fine tannins and a long, energetic palate. Drink 2023-2032.”
Gold Medal (Best in Show), 2023 Mundus Vini International Tasting
The area has also been isolated from the rest of Spain for generations, which has kept the wine prices far lower than wines of this quality would be anywhere else in the world. That’s why, despite having the Torres family name on the bottle and the consistent huge press (including the Gold Medal & Best in Show at the 2023 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards in Germany), these wines can still be scooped up for under $20/bottle. It’s like the Sancerre pricing of yesteryear.
92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2022 Garnacha was produced with grapes from the whole region – Corella, Cintruenigo, Fitero and now also Lerga – from their earlier harvest ever under very warm weather and it was fermented with 20% whole clusters and bottled early and unoaked. It contains ripeness, 13.42% alc., berry fruit, hints of licorice and a touch of honey and beeswax. It is primary and has a medium body and a juicy mouthfeel with good grip and tension, more serious than the nose points at, with some chalkiness and without any heaviness or heat. Purity. This is fresher than anticipated after a torrid 2022 summer.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate