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Familia Torres
Forcada, DO Penedès — 2016

Vinous
91 Points

Light, bright yellow. Aromas of pear skin, white peach and chamomile, along with a touch of stoniness. Supple and broad on entry, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors that tighten up through the midpalate. Closes long and chewy, with a subtly sweet, honeyed note and building florality.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Mas de la Rosa, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Vinous
97 Points

Glistening ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh red and blue fruits, candied lavender and exotic spices are complemented by a smoky mineral overtone. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors that slowly put on weight and turn spicier through the midpalate. The floral and mineral qualities repeat emphatically on the gently tannic finish, which clings with serious tenacity and persistent spiciness.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2016

Vinous
95 Points

Vivid ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of red and dark berry liqueur, cherry cola, pipe tobacco, toasty oak and vanilla, along with a building floral topnote. Smooth, broad, appealingly sweet black currant, cherry-vanilla and spicecakeflavors show outstanding depth and energy; a vibrant mineral note drives the midpalate. The mineral and floral notes resonate on a strikingly long, chewy, focused finish that features fine-grained tannins and intense dark fruit character.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2016

Vinous
94 Points

Inky ruby. Assertive, mineral- and spice-accented cherry and cassis scents are complemented by hints of cedary oak, succulent herbs and candied flowers. Concentrated bitter cherry, dark berry and chewing tobacco flavors are sweetened by hints of mocha and vanilla that build in the background. Shows very good depth as well as energy and finishes long and smooth, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and final grip.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017

Vinous
94 Points

Glass-staining violet. A pungent, mineral-accented bouquet evokes fresh cherry, boysenberry and licorice, along with a suave floral overtone and a hint of smokiness. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering intense red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors and an emerging exotic spice note. The impressively long, mineral- and floral-tinged finish is shaped by finegrained tannins that slowly fade away.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Vinous
93 Points

Glistening ruby. Spice-and mineral-accented blueberry and cherry on the expansive nose; licorice and floral qualities emerge with aeration. Shows very good depth as well as energy, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that take a sweeter turn on the back half. The mineral note comes back strong on a long, penetrating finish that features chewy tannins and lingering floral and spice cake notes.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2017

Vinous
93 Pointns

Limpid gold. Vibrant, mineral-and oak-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas take on a floral nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe in the mouth, offering juicy pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors that show a touch of smokiness. Finishes very long and chewy, with a resonating mineral note and firm, spicy cut.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2016

Vinous
93 Points

Pale yellow. Fresh Meyer lemon, pear nectar and toasted brioche on the deeply perfumed, mineral-tinged nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering densely packed citrus and orchard fruit and sweet butter flavors plus an exotic touch of mango. Shows sharp clarity and mineral cut on the persistent finish, which features a building floral quality and a hint of tarragon.

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Salmos, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Vinous
93 Points

Dark violet. Aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry pit, licorice candy and smoky minerals; a floral overtone builds with air. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering concentrated bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and hints of licorice and candied violet. Shows fine definition and power on the impressively long finish, which is framed by slow-mounting tannins

Josh Raynolds, March 2021
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017

Decanter
94 Points - Top 20 Buys

With the arrival of Mas de la Rosa in the Familia Torres Priorat wines, Perpetual could seem like a poor relation. However, it stands up well to the challenge. Bright floral aroma with red cherries. Sunburst of red fruits in the mouth, refreshed by a lift of citrus. Memorably brisk, vivid palate. Polished, well rounded, exuberant. Very confident.

Sarah Jane Evans MW, February 2021
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Familia Torres
Pazo das Bruxas, DO Rías Baixas — 2019

Decanter
95 Points

This is intense with exceptionally concentrated fruit, mouthwatering acidity and a fine texture to the palate. Then there is the mineral finish that goes on and on. Could not be more different from the everyday Albarinos.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
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Familia Torres
Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2017

Wine Enthusiast
90 Points

Slightly prickly aromas of apple, passion fruit and oak introduce a full palate. Briny apple flavors include a pop of scallion and green herbs, while this single-vineyard Chardonnay is steady on a finish held together by acidity. Drink now. 

Michael Schachner, February 2021
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Familia Torres
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2015

Wine Enthusiast
97 Points

Lifted berry and floral cherry and black plum aromas are supported by mineral notes and lightly toasted oak. On the palate, an explosion of ripe, pulpy berry fruit and snappy acidity settles with ease and elegance, while this Cabernet Sauvignon from a warm and dry year offers blackberry, cassis and chocolaty oak flavors. There’s plenty of depth to a smooth and balanced finish. This is one of those awesome Mas La Plana wines to hold for many years; best from 2025–2045.

Michael Schachner, February 2021
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Familia Torres
Reserva Real, DO Penedès — 2016

Wine Enthusiast
96 Points

Ripe, smooth berry and currant aromas come with a note of graphite on a convincing nose that promises great things to come. The palate on this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cab Franc is smooth and pure, with modest but notable acidic kick. Blackberry, cassis and black pepper flavors are on the money, while this registers as composed, balanced and holding more in store; drink from 2024–2045. Park Street Imports. Cellar Selection.

Michael Schachner, February 2021
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2016

Wine Enthusiast
94 Points

Schisty aromas of iron and steel are hard to miss on a nose with earthy but fully ripe berry scents. This textbook Priorat blends minerally grip with creamy weight and pulpy ripe flavors of black cherry and black plum, while the finish is slightly sweet and on the easy side, indicating an open drinking window of now through 2026.

Michael Schachner, February 2021
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017

The Wine Advocate
92+ Points

I tasted two vintages of the old-vine red from Priorat, from two very different years, and in both they have introduced some changes. The 2017 Perpetual comes from a warm, dry and low-yielding year when they went for a less-extractive vinification (shorter macerations), especially in the case of the Cariñena, which represents 79% of the blend here, with the remaining 21% being Garnacha. The grapes are sourced from slopes of old vines from local growers in the villages of Porrera, Torroja, Lloar, Molar and Bellmunt, mixing warmer and cooler places...

Luis Gutiérrez, December 2020
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Familia Torres
Salmos, DOQ Priorat — 2016

JancisRobinson.com
16.5+ Points

The nose is a little less emphatic than I was expecting. Though the tannins and bright liquorice fruit are certainly there in abundance. This should not disappoint a newcomer to the DO even if it's a bit Priorat Lite. I'd suggest decanting it to let it flourish aromatically. The palate manages to be both warm and very stony. (The wine offers the distinct and not remotely unattractive prospect of licking warm and grainy stones.) By no means a silly price for a wine that has the potential to develop in bottle for quite a while.

Jancis Robinson, December 2020
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Familia Torres
Perpetual, DOQ Priorat — 2017

jamessuckling.com
93 Points

A tight, focused red with blueberry, conifer, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Rather linear in texture and length. A little tight, but a delicious and savory, even subtle wine in the end. Drinkable now, but better in 2021.

James Suckling, November 2020
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Familia Torres
Pazo das Bruxas, DO Rías Baixas — 2019

jamessuckling.com
90 Points

A fresh, vivid white with lemon and light crushed-stone character. Medium body and a crisp finish. Drink now.

James Suckling, November 2020
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Familia Torres
Milmanda, DO Conca de Barberà — 2017

jamessuckling.com
95 Points

Wow. A glorious chardonnay that I have been admiring for decades. It’s full-bodied with layers of ripe apple, hints of white peach and nougat and vanilla undertones. Creamy. It’s full-bodied and gorgeous all the way through. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, December 2020
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