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Terrazas de Los Andes Torrontés Reserva 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The Unoaked Torrontés is fruity and sensual, with an excellent acidity expressed in an outstanding freshness. With great aromatic and taste persistence, characteristic of this variety.

Troplong-Mondot, Château:
Château Troplong Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards rich in limestone clay soils. Powerful, well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time.

Member Reviews for Terrazas de Los Andes Torrontés Reserva

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Snooth User: JonDerry
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4.00 5
01/24/2011

This is an easy 4 glass rating, probably deserves a little more. Has an aromatic nose of dark fruit and licorice perfume. The palate is dense and compact, with a good balance of fruit, minerality, licorice, and some underlying spice from the small cabernet content (5% cabernet franc, 5% cabernet sauvignon, 90% merlot). Medium, dry finish. Very classy wine with a good pedigree and place in St. Emillion. 93 points.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,438
3.00 5
12/05/2009

a nice blended wine with a slight creaminess and a crisp acid backbone; some nice fresh fruit on the nose, fairly simple.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
07/07/2009

Incredible floral nose which leads to a crisp yet oily wine with nice peach flavors. Finishes on a delicate lemon flavor.


Snooth User: LushlyLesley
52545129
5.00 5
07/07/2010

I think we got this wine in a wine club and I can tell you I am going to find out where I can get more. What a pleasant surprise! Perfect for a hot summer night! And so elegant and balanced- medium bodied with luscious fruit/citrus- yet not too forward or sugary; and just enough acidity that you barely notice it at all. All components blended in perfect harmony unlike so many wines that seem to be overdone screaming for attention these days. Excellent on its own or with light poultry/fish dishes.


Snooth User: jeffmacintyre
368561,090
2.50 5
08/16/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Terrazas de Los Andes Torrontés Reserva

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

What a worthy rival to the prodigious 2005! This is another superb success from proprietress Christine Valette, but it is distressing to hear that this property may be up for sale. The inky/blue/purple-colored, formidably concentrated 2008 exhibits a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Troplong-Mondot 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Still a touch firm, as the cocoa and roasted tobacco notes frame the core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit. The smoky finish has a nice charcoal edge. This is well-defined and should unwind with modest cellaring. Powerful for the vintage. Best from ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Troplong-Mondot 1500ml


External Review
04/21/2010

Der Wein ist vollfruchtig, mit feiner Blume. Er zeigt sich so wie seine Umgebung, herzlich, voller Kraft und eigenem Charakter.


External Review
04/21/2010

Eine kräftige Pinot Noir Spätlese. Sein intensives Aroma duftend nach reifen Beeren, sowie gut strukturierte Tannine geben ihm eine Lagerfähigkeit.


External Review
04/19/2009

This brilliant Torrontés is crafted in northern Argentina’s La Rioja region. The Torrontés grape, a distant cousin of Muscat, produces distinctively aromatic white wines, and we think they are some of the best bottles to come out of Argentina lately. The “Plata” is dry on the palate, with notes of mixed white flowers, yellow plums, and even some white peppercorn on the finish. Overall, it has a remarkably fresh character, enabling it to complement lighter dishes without overwhelming them. It’s fresh and surprising each and every time you open a bottle.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2011

A wine of the vintage candidate in 2008, Troplong Mondot's offering was produced from yields of 41 hectoliters per hectare and achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. A classic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it offers copi... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Troplong-Mondot 750ml


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The Unoaked Torrontés is fruity and sensual, with an excellent acidity expressed in an outstanding freshness. With great aromatic and taste persistence, characteristic of this variety.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 6.70 g/l grams per liter

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