Wine Legend: Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Who doesn’t like a good Spanish wine? If you fall in the Spanish wine lover category, then you are probably or should be familiar with Torres Winery. A legacy built through the efforts of five generations.

Familia Torres founded its winery in Vilafranca del Penedès in 1870, 150 years ago, but its roots in the winegrowing traditions of Penedès date back to the 16th century.

A long-time partner of the SAQ, Torres estate is certainly one of the instigators of the of the quality wind of change instigated in the early 1960s. Quickly adopted by Quebec palates, this cuvée proudly bearing the SAQ’s 100 years of existence, is offered in limited edition.

A great way to celebrate two businesses sharing identical values of passion and sustainable development. I have to admit I’ve been positively surprised by that one. A wine that will please a large majority, especially with such an attractive price.

This reserva 2016 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Tempranillo. Fermentation in stainless steel vats and ageing in oak barrels for 15 months.

Dark cherry red colour with garnet highlights. Charming nose of blueberries, cassis, balsamic notes and cedar. A balanced and nicely structured palate with ripe and velvety tannins, flavours of plum, tobacco, spices and leather notes from ageing. Long aftertaste. So so good

Currently ready to drink but you could easily keep it for 7-10 years from vintage. What about a slow cooked grilled lamb leg, spicy beef fajitas, empanadas or filet mignon.

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