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Familia Torres
Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2012

Decanter
91 Points

Tempranillo grapes for this classic Rioja Reserva are cherry-picked from Torres' best terriors, then aged for 16 months in French oak and a further 20 months in bottle before release. It's drinking beautifully now, showing secondary, savoury characters of leather along with ripe red fruits and sweet oak spice.

Tina Gellie, February 2019
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Familia Torres
Celeste Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero — 2015

Decanter
90 Points

This beautifully labelled wine draws on Torres’s own 35ha of Ribera del Duero vineyards, sited at 895m, complemented by further grape purchases. The aim is that the wine will eventually be made from Torres-grown fruit alone. It’s still more of an exercise in blackcurrant and black plum purity than the Manso de Velasco: lean, lunging, sculpted and vividly balanced, with prominent acidity but restrained oak.

Andrew Jefford, June 2018
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Familia Torres
Celeste Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero — 2015

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

This manages to marry the boldness and freshness of Ribera del Duero reds with some charm and is already so harmonious that it’s delicious now, but has the structure to hold through to at least 2023.

James Suckling, August 2018
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Familia Torres
Forcada, DO Penedès — 2016

jamessuckling.com
90 Points

A tart and bright white with sliced apple and lemon character. White flower. Some apple and pear. Medium body. Orange peel. Crisp finish. Drink now.

James Suckling, November 2017
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Familia Torres
Mas de la Rosa, DOQ Priorat — 2016

JancisRobinson.com
17+ Points

Very fresh and sumptuous. Very unlike most Priorats. Polished. Very long and exceptionally fresh. Miguel Torres Maczassek is clearly very proud of this new, fresh style: 'it's all about fruit character'. The wine comes in a burgundy bottle.

Jancis Robinson, April 2019
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Familia Torres
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2015

The Wine Advocate
93 Points

The herbal 2015 Mas La Plana is one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignons from Spain. It's sleek and polished, with varietal character intermixed with a Mediterranean side. The palate is medium to full-bodied with the fine-grained and elegant textbook tannins of the variety. This is from a warm and dry year, and the wine is ripe and powerful but in the Torres style, which is always nicely crafted, balanced and polished. 103,000 bottles and some large formats produced. It was bottled in September 2017.

Luis Gutiérrez, August 2019
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Familia Torres
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2016

Decanter
94 Points

From a dry vintage, with Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted on deep alluvial soils, winemaker Miguel Torres describes this as: 'A very classic vintage of Mas La Plana.' Black fruit aromas – blackberry, blackcurrant – some blackcurrant leaf, coffee and dark chocolate hints. Complex, layered palate, with mouth-filling black fruit, plum, liquorice, very elegant tannins and well integrated oak (18 months in French oak, 85% new). Very smooth and balanced, showing considerable freshness and finesse.

Julie Shepard, July 2020
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Familia Torres
Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2016

Decanter
92 Points

This Chardonnay vineyard is planted outside the walls of the medieval Milmanda Castle on silt-rich calcareous clay soil. Decreasing use of new oak means the 2016 vintage was aged for six months in barrel, then 10 months in stainless steel, with lees stirring to create texture. The result is a lovely silkiness to the mid-palate, cut through with laser-sharp acidity. There's an attractive tautness here, with fresh grapefruit and lime balancing the ripe citrus and preserved lemon notes, plus an underlying mineral backbone. Mediterranean aromas of honeyed citrus and dried herbs with fresh thyme...

Julie Shepard, April 2019
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Familia Torres
Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2016

Decanter
95 Points

Elegant and complex nose of dark bramble and blueberry fruit. Rounded in the mouth with well-integrated wood. Tannins are in the background, as the lively acidity loads up the palate with sparkle and zing. Great stuff.

2020 Decanter World Wine Awards
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Familia Torres
Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2016

Decanter
95 Points

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, first created in 1995 to celebrate King Juan Carlos I of Spain visiting the Torres winery. Grapes are planted in the 4ha Les Arnes vineyard on slate soils, which are unusual for the area. Aged for 18 months in new French oak, it offers generously black-fruited spicy aromas, cassis, damson, cherry, edged with vanilla. Deep, layered palate with dark berries and cassis, framed by elegant tannins and black spices. Juicy freshness to the finish, some richer chocolate notes, spice and leather; good potential for ageing.

Julie Shepard, July 2020
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Familia Torres
Salmos, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Decanter
91 Points

Decadent interplay of sumptuous warm fruits, cedar and vanilla. Oaky and ripe. Very well defined, not aiming for complexity.

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Simon Field MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW , November 2019
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Wine Spectator
91 Points

This plush red delivers round, ripe flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon, clove and toast. The tannins and acidity are gentle, but maintain focus and freshness. Generous, with good depth. Cariñena and Garnacha. Drink now through 2030. 28 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, October 2019
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Familia Torres
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2016

jamessuckling.com
93 Points

Lots of plum and sweet-berry aromas and flavors. Deep and rich with layers of fruit and round, integrated tannins. Love the finish. Fruity and layered with beautiful fruit and length. Needs time to come around. Better after 2022.

James Suckling, November 2020
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Familia Torres
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2016

Decanter
94 Points

From a dry vintage, with Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted on deep alluvial soils, winemaker Miguel Torres describes this as: 'A very classic vintage of Mas La Plana.' Black fruit aromas – blackberry, blackcurrant – some blackcurrant leaf, coffee and dark chocolate hints. Complex, layered palate, with mouth-filling black fruit, plum, liquorice, very elegant tannins and well integrated oak (18 months in French oak, 85% new). Very smooth and balanced, showing considerable freshness and finesse.

Julie Shepard, July 2020
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Familia Torres
Celeste Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero – 2017

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

A creamy, velvety-textured red from the Duero, showing cherries and chocolate with some walnut undertones. It’s full-bodied with pretty fruit and complexity. Lightly salty and savory. Drinkable now, but better in a year to two.

James Suckling, September 2020
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Familia Torres
Altos Ibéricos Reserva, DOCa Rioja — 2014

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

Aromas of plums, balsamic and walnuts follow through to a medium to full body with medium chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Very attractive now. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, September 2020
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Familia Torres
Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2016

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

There’s a lot of new wood coming through at the moment, but it shows lots of ripe fruit with linear, racy tannins that draw you through the wine. Nicely crafted. Try after 2021.

James Suckling, October 2020
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Familia Torres
Mas de la Rosa, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Decanter
97 Points

When a famous global brand enters the isolated enclave of Priorat, does it have the sensitivity to make a fine wine? Mas de la Rosa proves it’s possible. A small vineyard, lit by the morning sun, where 80-year-old Garnacha and Cariñena grow on steep slopes. 2016 was the first vintage and Torres has captured the delicacy of the vineyard. It’s silky with penetrating freshness, offering a memory of the slate soil. A great beginning.

Sarah Jane Evans MW, September 2020
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Familia Torres
Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2016

Decanter
95 Points

The ’great walls’ in the wine’s name protected the nearby Poblet monastery, which was the burial place of the Catalan kings. The magisterial blend highlights the family work on ancestral varieties, with Querol and Garró adding to the superbly intense and spicy palate. Liquorice, garrigue, succulent berry fruits, developing notes of leather with time, an elegant vintage.

Sarah Jane Evans MW, September 2020
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Familia Torres
Grans Muralles, DO Conca de Barberà — 2016

jamessuckling.com
90 Points

A fruity and rather jammy red with cherry, berry, citrus and chocolate character. Full-bodied. Round and creamy tannins give a soft mouth feel. But jammy on the finish. This is for people who are looking for lots of fruit. A little overdone. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, October 2020
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