Pale lemon-lime colored with a watery sheen on the glass walls (12.5%ABV). The nose of this aromatic Torrontes has intense aromas of papaya, apricot, geranium, honeysuckle, mandarin oranges, white tea and bergamot. Intriguing! The nose smells of ripe, sweet fruit so there is a preconception that this wine will have some sweetness- au contraire. It is dry with medium (+) acidity and a medium (-) body. A touch bitter right off the bat, the flavors of apricot, geranium, white tea and honeysuckle carry through to a medium length finish that I am enjoying. I’m really starting to like this varietal, it is very tasty with crisp acidity and holds many interesting flavors and aromas. 88 points from me. I am serving it as an aperitif while I cook dinner. It would pair with a Cobb salad, poached chicken on quinoa or even a hard cheese board. For $13 it’s a 4 star effort. Drink now. Salut….
Jose Hernandez Torrontes 2021, Salta, Argentina
15 Sunday Jan 2023