Torrontes is a very intriguing aromatic varietal that I really enjoy, so when I saw a Late Harvest (ie. sweet ) I could not resist. It is medium lemon in color and has a watery sheen in the glass as expected for a 12% ABV wine. The nose is incredible- pronounced aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon curd and rosewater. The palate is sweet- full bodied and of medium (-) acidity. The flavors are pronounced on the palate. Florals, ripe citrus curd, rose and honeysuckle caress the mouth with a richness. Served chilled, this wine is actually very refreshing and dare I say- easy to drink! As a dessert wine I am thinking it would pair with poached stone fruit and vanilla ice cream. For $30 it’s a great intro to something unique that gets 91 points from me and 5 stars. Ps. I am drinking it as an aperitif. Salut….
Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo Torrontes Late Harvest 2016, Mendoza, Argentina
16 Wednesday Mar 2022