Region: Conca de Barberà
Grape(s): Cariñena 44%, Garnacha 38%, Querol 10%, Monastrell 5%, Garró 3%
Producer: Familia Torres
Distributor in China: https://www.torres.es/en/wines/grans-muralles
The third of this year’s trio of great Catalan reds is no less deep in colour than our two Priorat wines, but has a very different aromatic spectrum. You sense that we are no longer in a stony wilderness, but in a landscape where nature is a little more fecund: the warmth of the fruits is softer, without sourness or pronounced sweetness, and there are perfumed Mediterranean scrub herbs in evidence too. This wine, though, is no less intense in the mouth than its two peers; indeed if anything more so still, with huge density and amplitude of fruit, aroma-saturated acidity, plentiful fine tannins and almost vermouth-like levels of suggested herbs and scrub plants. This is a commanding and assured Catalan red with two decades of profitable ageing ahead of it.
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