Much better and way more complex than your average Torrontés. The bouquet is flower power, lychee and tangerine, and overall this is an exotic, driving wine like no other from Argentina. Expect roundness and similarities to Viognier; it's amplified and impressive.
What a score! Torrontès, a little-known Spanish white winegrape, turns out to be a superstar in Mendoza. Packed tight with bright, vivid, penetrating fruit, this strikingly flavorful wine begins with lovely scents of citrus, orange peel and tangerine and takes off from there. It moves into still more complexity, with traces of diesel, talc and flower petal. Think…
A really good and clean white wine with all the tropicality and zest that this Argentine variety can give. The nose is crystalline and pure, with white flower scents of jasmine and citrus blossom, while the palate is round, melony and full of lychee and papaya. Smooth on the finish. Drink soon.
Normally a wine with this score and price would earn front-line Best Buy status. But because it’s brand new and total production is only 600 cases, you’re going to have to work to find it. But if you do, expect a melon-driven wine with clean lines, good acidity and a long finish. It’s refined Torrontés; aromatic and complex to the point that you might mistake it…
Tomero is a new line from the Carlos Pulenta group, and this one sings the tale of Salta with sincerity. You get telling acacia and lychee aromas, but none of the cheap perfume that can sometimes ruin the variety. The palate is lightly oily but linear, while the papaya, citrus and melon flavors just roll along.
A really nice, dry wine that stimulates the mouth with crisp acidity, then offers waves of interesting, complex flavors. Lemons, limes and pineapples are accented with richer notes of papayas and honeysuckle, finishing in a swirl of spice. Good as an exotic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.
Always one of Argentina’s best and more fuller-bodied Torrontés. It’s tropical and easy on the nose, with fleshy roundness and chunky flavors of melon and peach. Full in style, with some extra weight to the finish. Best to drink this as soon as you can, while it’s fresh and lively.
Every year this wine seems to get better. This vintage deals notes of lemon pie, melon and lychee on the bouquet, which is followed by a palate that’s oily yet racy. Flavors of lychee and pineapple are true to Torrontés, while green herb and lime notes stir things up.