Dark in hue and almost opaque, it is fragrant and mineral on the nose while on the palate it is luxurious and oily, but also silky and with a long finish. This darkly coloured wine is reminiscent of jam and liquorish, over a smooth spicy and toasted background, which comes from The French oak barrels.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2011 Salmos is a well-crafted, tasty blend of Carinena, Garnacha Tinta and Syrah aged for 14-16 months in French oak barrels. The fruit is fresh, more red cherries and strawberries, with hints of cinnamon and vanilla from the oak and a tasty, medium-bodied palate with very good acidity, clean and delineated. Very drinkable. Drink now-2017. (Feb 2014)
This Wine is a homage to the monks of the courageous carthusian order, who arrived in ’Priorat’, in 1095, where they cultivated vines. In 1835 a violent crowd destroyed the work of a lifetime and sacked the monastery, events which later culminated in the auctioning of church lands known as the ”Desamortizacion de Mendizabal”. In 1996 the Torres Family began work on the planting of vineyards on the slopes strewn with the hard, black slate-like ”Licorella” stone.
Made by the Torres family and coming exclusively from our vineyards located in the municipalities of Porrera and Lloar, Salmos is a Priorat wine that manages to achieve an unparalleled balance between power and elegance.
|Game and red meat dishes. Serve at 16-18şC.