2015 Torres Perpetual Priorat
Carinena - 750ML
2015 Torres Perpetual Priorat
  • DC 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 93
  • WE 92

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Reg: $79.94

$69.94

In Stock: 5 btls
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ETA: Pending

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DC 94
Decanter, June 2018
There are no more than 1,200 cases of this dramatic Priorat, produced exclusively from vineyards planted prior to 1945. Until recently it was made from purchased grapes alone, as Torres didn't own vines that old –...   There are no more than 1,200 cases of this dramatic Priorat, produced exclusively from vineyards planted prior to 1945. Until recently it was made from purchased grapes alone, as Torres didn't own vines that old – although recent vineyard purchases have changed that. The blend of 80% Carinyena and 20% Garnatxa 'isn’t a blend we have decided,' says Torres’s Jordi Foraster, 'but what our forebears decided 80 years ago. The reality is that Carinyena is the main variety here as it was the more regular producer, but they also wanted some Garnatxa, so they planted it all together. It gives us a lot of work as we have to pick the Carinyena 10-15 days after the Garnatxa, plant by plant.' It’s a dark though not opaque wine with complex scents of elderberry and damson with further notes of chestnut, dark chocolate and fine leather. On the palate it's intense, deep, pure and dramatic: a dagger of fruit, honed by acidity. It's limpid, pure and long, structurally lighter than many of its peers but packed with perfumed refinement. Drinking Window 2018 - 2028  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, November 2017
A tight, clean and linear red with dark berry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors. Medium body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Pretty texture. Drink now.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018
Curiously enough, the 2015 Perpetual, the old-vine cuvée of Garnacha and Cariñena, had lower alcohol despite 2015 being a riper year than 2014. It was a very early harvest, and the juice fermented in stainless steel vat...   Curiously enough, the 2015 Perpetual, the old-vine cuvée of Garnacha and Cariñena, had lower alcohol despite 2015 being a riper year than 2014. It was a very early harvest, and the juice fermented in stainless steel vat with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic and 18 months in new French oak barrels. The two wines from 2015 show more finesse and balance than the 2014s, and this is the one with more character and complexity of the four wines I tasted. It shows Priorat character even though the oak is a little too obvious just now. But it has the concentration and balance to absorb the oak with a little more time in bottle. 18,840 bottles, 150 magnums and 50 double magnums were produced. It was bottled in September 2017. - LG  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, December 2018
Spicy black-fruit aromas are potent, with side notes of clove, lemon peel and charred wood. This is lush, clean and modern in style. Fully ripe blackberry and cassis flavors come with an underlay of chocolaty oak. On a...   Spicy black-fruit aromas are potent, with side notes of clove, lemon peel and charred wood. This is lush, clean and modern in style. Fully ripe blackberry and cassis flavors come with an underlay of chocolaty oak. On a smooth finish, tobacco flavors stand out. Drink through 2023. MICHAEL SCHACHNER  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Carinena
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork