Secret del Priorat 2011

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40.00 €
Price suggested by:
(Bodegas Torres)
Sweet wine (Cariñena and Grenache)
Bodegas Torres
D.O.Q. Priorat
Year: 2011

 Selectus Wines tasting panel
 9th January 2015

Founded in 1870, the Torres Group is synonymous with the history of Catalan wine of the last century, which has reached every corner of the globe. This family-owned group has managed its international growth and generational transition with dexterity.

Today, Torres wines are available in over 140 countries and, along with ten other family-owned wine companies, Torres is a member of the prestigious “Primum Familiae Vini” international association. It is without question, the Spanish wine family, due to its history and tradition, its international operations, its focus on the environment and its defense of native grape varieties.


Bright, intense cherry hue. Purple rim.


Aromas of cherry and blackberry jam combined with spicy notes of liquorice and cocoa against a backdrop of Mediterranean herbs.  Very complex.


Concentrated and deliciously enveloping.  Over the palate, we find many of the aromas detected on the nose. Refreshing, balsamic finish with a warm accent.


You have before you the latest new wine from Bodegas Torres. A little gem, an absolute pearl. This wine is a tribute to the monks of the courageous Carthusian Order who arrived in the "Priorat" in 1095 and started cultivating the vine. In 1835 an angry mob destroyed the work of a lifetime and sacked the monastery, events which later culminated in the "Confiscations of Mendizábal". In 1996, the Torres family began planting vineyards on the licorella slate hillsides. Made from slightly overripe Cariñena y Garnacha tinta grapes from old vines and aged for 12 months in ancient barrels, which had formerly been used in the local farmhouses to produce the typical Priorat rancio style wines.

This wine has you from the word go. It combines power, creaminess and elegance. Although the tannins have been finely crafted, we think that it still needs another couple of year to knit together in order for it to be at its very best.

Recommended with old Stilton cheese.