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TORRES "Salmos" 2017

(Priorat, Spain) $40

If you could drink a steak, this would be it. Salmos is savory, rich and dense, but not one bit heavy. Every molecule is infused with flavor—and what layers of flavor! I found my mind whirling around blue violets, deep cigar box, thyme, wild lavender, dark espresso, black olive, and a sumptuous cherry-ness that was like kirsch. Wines from Spain’s Priorat region south of Barcelona (in their stunning “licorella”—black slate— soils) can be massive—way thicker than Port. But “Salmos” is neither syrupy nor overripe. It is, like its own flavors and texture suggest, a wine that’s perfect for steak. You be the judge and let me know! A blend of Cariñena (Carignan), Garnacha (Grenache), and Syrah. (14% abv)

94 points KM

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