Trophy & 95/100 for Champion Priorat Wine – International Wine Challenge 2019
Salmos 2016 from Familia Torres has won the Priorat Trophy at the prestigious International Wine Challenge, the highest regional award given in one of the toughest and most influential competitions in the wine world. After first securing a gold medal with a score of 95 points, this red wine, made from Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah grapes, was named the best in Priorat after a blind tasting. In their tasting notes, the judges described it as a wine with “bright, lively blackberry flavours, sweet, creamy fruit and a convivial, accessible style. A lively, cheerful wine with the class and structure for aging”.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Salmos 2016 largely comes from Torres’ own vines in El Lloar and Porrera planted in the unique llicorella soil of Priorat, giving the wine character and a mineral touch. 2016 was a hot, dry year with some difficulties, but the grapes were extremely healthy. Salmos is aged for 14 months in partially new French oak barrels and is produced by Familia Torres in DOQ Priorat."
93/100 James Suckling (2016 Vintage)
"A juicy and flavourful red with dark-berry, spice and walnut character. Medium body. Firm and silky. Very long and delicious. Why wait? Drink now."
92/100 Wine Spectator (2016 Vintage)
"Earthy and mineral notes frame a core of plum and wild herb flavours in this thick red. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity support the dense texture. Subtle, savory and intense. Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2030."