Michel Torino Shiraz
A deeply coloured wine with supple and expressive ruby red with violet edges. Intense blackberry, pepper aromas, savoury and meaty with licorice characters showing. The palate has flavours of prunes, chocolate and pepper made in a juicy, warm style with supple rounded tannins and a long finish.
Michel Torino is a brand of Bodega El Esteco of Cafayate, one of the wine companies that are part of Grupo Penaflor, the Argentine giant that figures among the top of the world’s most significant players. 6,300 ha of vineyards are owned between the five wineries in Grupo Penaflor, and fruit is also sourced under contract. El Esteco was founded in 1892 and is the main winery in Cafayate owning 750 ha of vines at the high altitude of 1,700 m a.s.l. in the Calchaqui Valley. The bodegas has several tiers, and I review a selection from the varietal ‘Michel Torino Coleccion’ range, the premium ‘Don David’ tier, named after David Michel and the top end ‘Ciclos’ and ‘Altimus’ labels.
86 Points and Best Buy - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Four Stars "Great value at this price" Joelle Thomson
"What more can I add to the huge, explosively fruity appeal of shiraz? Its power, intensity and bold oomph make shiraz – both generically and specifically in this wine – one of the crowd pleasers of the wine world right now. This Argentinian version is packed with black peppery flavours and warmth. Great value at this price." Joelle Thomson
- Red Wine
- Syrah / Shiraz
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